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    "It´s a quest, baby!" is an interdisciplinary collaboration of four artists and writers. Each tandem/team consisting of one artist and one writer… Read More
    "It´s a quest, baby!" is an interdisciplinary collaboration of four artists and writers. Each tandem/team consisting of one artist and one writer concerned themselves with a classic antique concept and structure of storytelling: The hero´s journey. Read Less
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It´s A Quest, Baby!
- Es klingt so wild und dunkel


"It´s A Quest, Baby!" is an interdisciplinary collaboration of four artists and four writers (
MischMash), who concerned themselves with a classic antique concept and structure of storytelling:  The hero´s journey (q.v. Joseph Campbell/Christopher Vogler).
- Or the heroine´s journey, respectively the virgin´s promise
(q.v. Kim Hudson/Christopher Vogler)

They worked in "creative tandems", meaning each team of one artist and one writer met frequently to develope both a written story and corresponding visual art. This interwoven ping-pong of design and storyline made the results so much more than just illustrated texts.

"My" writer and co-heroine was/is Ricarda Brücke. Our story´s title is "Es klingt so wild und dunkel" (
english: "Dark and savage")*. We used to turn our meetings into events, little adventures, and so most of our common experience and the locations we visited together made their way into the story - at least kind of.


And as this was a quest, I challenged myself by leaving my familiar drawing and painting media - like ink, coffee and paint - behind to try something different. The visual output amounts to 5 hand-made masks and a photographic self-portrait-series for each one of them, as well as a linocut of an important character and magical creature from the story -> Find out more about "Horatio"

You wanna know more about the production process of the masks?
They are made from the simplest componants you can image, like plaster, noodles and shells.
Just follow this LINK.

*Click on the soundcloud file below and listen to an exerpt of the abridged audio version of "Es klingt so wild und dunkel" (german) ... and you can also order the official book, containing the deliverables of all 4 teams (also german) via amazon.com or amazon.de.

IT´S A QUEST, BABY! // Part I - 5 Masks
Selfportrait-Series

Berlin, June 2014


Mask material: plaster, papier-maché, noodles, plastic components like forks, shells and conches, coloring with acrylic and spray paint
Mask design, styling/make-up & photography: Angela M.D. Otto



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Artist website http://www.hoploid.com/



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