Diana Scherer — Mädchen
Mädchen opens with a black page with a white border, on the next page the girl is lying on a black background with her face to the floor. She looks like she has just died in this position, but later turns out to be very much alive and able to sit up. Further along, a pair of girls’ tights, cast in plaster, suggest growth and physical presence. but the child is gone: the fabric is a rigid white, no longer containing hips or grazed knees. It is an abandoned cocoon, idealised and hung up by those who have been left behind.
Specs: 24 x 38 cm, 32 pages, duotone
Design: Willem van Zoetendaal
Publisher: Van Zoetendaal Publishers
Price: € 40