keeps crashing down the same period in my text between the paragraphs and i forgot about the crush
Written by Stine Sampers between April 2018 and January 2019 in Brussels, Ghent, Antwerp, Alveringem, Amsterdam and Berrias-et-Casteljau with a Samsung Galaxy S5, stolen in October 2018 in Brussels, and a Samsung Galaxy S7 that had
to be taught vocabulary. Cover image by Deveny Faruque, received by mail in February 2020 as a good luck charm (15×17cm, screen print on cotton). From the afterword by Maru Mushtrieva:
"Here, the longing for the Other – unsurmountable distance – is actualized not only by the content but also by the compositional design itself. What at first glance appears to be a stream of consciousness, is in fact a synthesis of vocabulary from past text messages. While composing them, Stine Sampers used her phone’s algorithm to decide what to say next, with suggestions coming from the text messages previously exchanged with her friends. The words from different contexts, once chosen carefully, now belong to the careless vocabulary of a machine, welcomed into a loop of misrecognition."
127x196mm, 114p, glue bound, ltd. to 200 copies. Riso-printed on Arcoprint Arena Ivory Smooth 90g and Arcoprint Edizioni Avorio 270g. Printed in Borgerhout, bound at De Wrikker, copy-editing by Jan & Sis Matthé, design by Matthé and Kaye. Typeface: Candida.
"Immensely grateful to all the lovers and friends, birds and blue."Also available in the physical stores of De Groene Waterman (Wolstraat 7, Antwerp) and *rile (Koopliedenstraat 62, Brussels).