Children's author Anisimova Anna

22500 €


Taiteellinen työ / siihen pohjautuva työ | Yksivuotinen

Island-Ferry is a fiction book for children where the theme of biodiversity will be discovered by content of text and visualized by form of text. The book has 4 main focuses: 1. Nature as a part of ordinary human life. The diversity is not only about rare and disappearing species. The diversity is also about what we have around us in our ordinary city-life. So I plan to write a book based my observations and notes of flora and fauna in Lauttasaari where I have been living for the last three years and I have been inspiring of biodiversity of this place. 2. Influence by feelings, not facts. Generally books for children say about diversity for educational purposes. It's important but usually it doesn't concern a daily life. My book will be a collection of fiction short stories about the coexistence of a human and the nature in an urban environment, that gives new discoveries and joy every day. 3. The appearance of text. Usually words in books are only content. But I want to let my stories to influence by their appearance too! For each spread of the book I plan one story. But this story will be presented on the one spread twice: on one page there will be the text of full value, and on the other page will be the same text but with a flaw. The flaw is a disappear of some element of fauna and flora in the content of text and as a consequence a flaw in the form of text. (Like absence of punctuation marks or disappearance of spaces, or emptiness in place of words, etc.) So, the so-called full text will be rich, harmonious, complex – as a symbol of biodiversity. But the so-called "text with a flaw" will be a visual symbol of a decrease in diversity. 4. Responsibility. I give my reader a choice. The metaphor of island-ferry unites all stories in my book. Two texts in each spread are two coasts. A coast of world with diversity and a coast of world "with a flaw". And the reader will be as a ferry that can dock on one of two coasts. Just need to decide: to which coast?