A Flower is Speaking to a Dog
BOEKS 04 A Flower is Speaking to a Dog
text and concept Maud Gourdon
graphic design Gerard Herman
15,5 cm x 21 cm
edition of 100
publisher BOEKS, 2019
printer: Dunant Print, Ghent
price book (€13)+ shipping cost (€5)=€18
A Flower is Speaking to a Dog is the result of Gourdon’s fascination with and study of DNA as a form within which a language can be built. The publication consists of a set of generative texts in which the genetic sequence of DNA functions as an underlying structure or blueprint for the characters.
The book tells the story of two characters: Dog and Flower. Their private relationship is developed by means of rumours, platitudes, and existential crises – enumerations, loops, and repetition. Their conversations question notions of identity and community, family and genetic heritage, love and happiness, cybernetics and transcendence.