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Language arts: a new animal order

Peytchinska, Elena / Ballhausen, Thomas


Sprachkunst und die neue Ordnung imaginärer Tiere. Language Arts and the New Order of Imaginary Animals

Series:Edition Angewandte

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    Publication Date:
    March 2018
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    • Book space as a stage for thinking, as an option for dialog between the arts
    • Linking research into art with space theory issues
    • Edition Angewandte - Book Series of the University of Applied Arts Vienna

    Aims and Scope

    Referencing the animal kingdom, Ballhausen’s twelve literary texts create an imaginary zoological scenario. Based on Stomachion, the 14-part mathematical mind game, Peytchinska’s digital drawings develop a network – a theoretical animal (Origamion) that moves through the book space with the folding action. Its lines, which should be understood as boundary as well as an extension of language, interweave with the text as they move through the book. Literature and drawing enter into a dialog – an atlas of language art manifests in the form of a new order.

    In this way, FAUNA can be experienced as a thinking space that is to be opened – without however interfering with the readability of this artistic enterprise; drawings and text meet as actors on the stage of the book space.


    19.5 x 12.5 cm
    320 pages
    zahlr. Abb.
    German, English
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    Elena Peytchinska and Thomas Ballhausen investigate the connection between space and language. They live and work in Vienna.

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