Anaïs Horn
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Editor(s)

Katharina Manojlovic

Author(s)

Katharina Manojlovic

Design

Alexander Nussbaumer, Fondazione Europa

Cover

Softcover

Size

12 x 18 cm

Pages

140

Illustrations

60

Language(s)

German

ISBN

978-3-947563-43-2

Release November 2020

The mystery of love and its language, translated into a photographic discourse

The starting point for the series by the Anaïs Horn, which the artist, who works in Vienna and Paris, began in 2013 and now comprises eighty photographs, is the book Fragments d’un discours amoureux (Fragments of a Language of Love) by the French philosopher and author Roland Barthes. Terms such as “asceticism,” “magic,” “yearning,” “venerable,” and “unfathomable” serve Horn as models for her staged photographs. The linguistic “figures,” from which Barthes developed his “discourse” in an open structure, find their counterparts in views of people, landscapes, objects, and spaces. The result is a cosmos of images that is as non-binding as it is intimate, as touching as it is light, as vulnerable as it is challenging, and appears to be infinitely expandable. Viewed together, fragments of collective experiences and cultural codes of our notions of love become visible.

Release November 2020

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