Next Nature Next Love (2015)
The writing piece Next Nature Next Love consists of 16 pages from Roland Barthe’s Lover’s Discourse. They are almost completely blackened, only a handful of words is left: one haïku per page. The use of Barthe’s emblematic text as material for new metaphoras for love reflects the current state of my research about love as a concept in Western writing and thinking. What does love explain? Is love always a reference? Is writing about love always constrained? Is it impossible to talk about love? Can love only be realized in fiction? Can love be seen as a heterotopia – existing neither here nor there – between the lines?