Size: 17 x 23 cm (approx.)
Hardcover, edition of 500 copies.
A few days ago Gerald von Foris dropped in at our store to show his book, but he directly believed that it would not be the right thing for us.
His book is called “Wunden” (“Wounds“) and the cover shows this word only, crooked, broken, composed of two fonts, which don’t want to match, brown on grey-green ground, colors, which nowadays actually cannot be seen anywhere, but in second hand bookshops. On the back there is a rhombic pattern, I have to think of football, net, leather, but it can be something different as well.
The pictures were taken in Austria, Peru, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany and other countries, you can see chandeliers, flower pots, coasts and other landscapes, trees and twigs, agricultural machines, houses, frontages and more of that kind.
I don’t know why exactly, but in fact every person I present the book wants to have it. Maybe this is connected to the fact that the images seem to have a secret, which cannot be deciphered so fast in the store. But one wants to do that, probably because the pictures are so good.
The included audio-CD (in German only!) contains a dialogue between Rochus Boulanger and Dirk Stermann about this book. They discover a machine, which can digest itself, the palace of melancholia and that Ringo Starr is blind at a quarter to three.
At least this is a start. (Hannes Wanderer)