The truth of a book

Artist Blog by Jürgen Sobkowiak

The composition Papier from the series Kokon symbolizes the importance of books for human self-discovery. In the performance, the protagonist sits in an otherwise empty room to discover the wisdom and truth in the printed word. He is immersed in Robert Louis Stevenson's short story The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to explore the question of identity. I was inspired by the book Cleaver by Tim Parks to create this picture. The novel is about a well-known journalist who retreats to the mountains, to reflect on himself and his life. Especially in times of constant accessibility and social media madness, I can only warmly recommend this book!

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