Gunnesch, Stefan: Les Fleurs du Mal / Flowers of Evil
Even though the "Les Fleurs du Mal / Flowers of Evil" named in the book title are to be understood metaphorically, in the artistic concept they are juxtaposed with concrete plant engravings taken from "Pokorny's Naturgeschichte des Pflanzenreiches für höhere Lehranstalten" (1894).
The printed plant engravings are colored by hand with pigments from plant fibers.
Between the text pages there are four picture chapters in individual booklets, stapled to the book's leporello. In the collages shown therein, each plant is very associatively assigned to one of the eight guiding concepts (i.e. two per booklet) and staged. In the center of each booklet, a text collage is printed that juxtaposes phrases from Baudelaire's original text in a new way and connects both plants/terms in a new way.
The book can be pulled apart by its leporello form, so that the text "To the Reader" becomes visible in one piece.
ger, engl, fr., thread stitching on fanfold, layered cardboard cover with cut-outs giclée print, digital print, eight hand-colored plant illustrations, 100p, Ed. of 18, num., sign., Leipzig, 2022, Edition Bildschriftlich
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