Kristina Jurotschkin: A Kind of Ship
A Kind of Ship is a bilingual reader that presents an introduction to Jurotschkin’s wider practice, encompassing collage, writing, photography and sculpture. Including ten text pieces and a multitude of illustrations, the volume provides an insight into the artist’s creative processes, and can be read as an oblique appendix to the artist’s debut monograph Nothing But Clouds (MACK, London, 2017).
The artist’s approach to writing draws inspiration from and even physically dissecting science fiction books of the recent past. “I call it phenomenological reading,” writes Jurotschkin. “I underline what jumps at me on a page, cut it out and then combine it, until a text originates.” Through this formal process, the artist builds a critique of society’s relationship with technology, and offers premonitions of the not-so-distant future. Somewhere between a status report and an act of artistic expression, this timely publication, and Jurotschkin’s broader oeuvre, serve as a cryptic reminder of our responsibilities to one another, and to future generations.
Title: A Kind of Ship
Publisher: galerie5b, 2021
Author: Kristina Jurotschkin, texts in German and English
Photographer: Kristina Jurotschkin
Graphic Design: -
Format: Section sewn softcover
Size: 12.5 x 19 cm, 152 pages