Walter Benjamin is reading a fairy-tale to his young son - “Seafarers have got lost and do not know any longer where morning and evening are”. Benjamin asks what this means, his son answers “Well. The trees are so dense there, they simply couldn’t see anything anymore, and they were completely lost.”
The book At sea, through its unexpected form, reflects a light moment of absurdity and imagination; a playful encounter.
Covers that only partially cover, yet these columns are the book’s support, so that it may stand freely. Open edition. 2017.