Deserted Boat Drifting Towards the Moon
- Works on paper by Swiss artist Uwe Wittwer and poems by Swiss writer and poet Jürg Halter in a multi-layered dialogue
- Explores in a poetic-painterly manner questions of the individual in the foreign, humanity and inhumanity, and the consolation in art
Deserted Boat Drifting Towards the Moon brings artist Uwe Wittwer’s watercolours and writer and poet Jürg Halter’s lyric together in a multi-layered dialogue. Inspired by Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi’s legendary movie Ugetsu Monogatari (Rain Moon Tales, 1953), they intend to trigger a new, imaginary film in the mind of the viewer-reader. It is not a self-contained story they offer. Rather, artist and poet have created a subtle play with hints, fragments, comments, and further narratives. Some of Wittwer’s images are illustrative, others refuse a direct reading. Likewise, Halter’s short poems in some cases are unambiguous and simple, some are equivocal and elude immediate access.
In a poetic-painterly manner, the book explores questions such as “what is one’s own in the foreign?”, “when does humanity turn into inhumanity?”, or “Is comfort to be found in art?”
Text in English and German.
- Scheidegger & Spiess
- Publish date
- 14th Aug 2023
- Paperback / softback
- World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
- 190 mm x 120 mm
- 176 Pages
- 50 color
Distributed by ACC Art Books
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