I know you are there, I can feel it…
who are you??
And… what are you??
Maybe you don’t want to answer, maybe you can’t…
Ok… If you won’t speak, then I will speak first.
Hello, my name is B.
Just B. Nothing more.
B, you may think, what kind of a name is that anyways?
What is it good for?
I go by ‘B’ just as a tick goes by ‘tick’ and a bee goes by ‘bee’.
Simple… If insects don’t get to have names then why would I need one?
Lately I have been feeling… different.
Not necessarily bad… just different.”
Over the past year Josefina Anjou and Niklas Büscher have been working on ‘LATE BLOOMER’, a graphic novel imagined, drawn and written in collaboration. A tale of symbiosis, the narrative is a hybrid of teen-drama and ecological science fiction. The central character ‘B’ unifies the artists’ own memories of adolescence and a quirky take on antihumanism.
B is a tired teenager searching for her place in a school full of ambitious eco-avantgardists. ‘LATE BLOOMER’ ‘daydream’ is the first part of a supernatural coming-of-age story, following her through the strange sociobiological experience which is puberty… or is it something even stranger?
Throughout the duration of the launch, large-scale posters will be displayed on the walls of San Serriffe. Furthermore the duo put together an accompanying playlist, gathering young female voices on identitarian quests through twee-, dream- and hypnagogic pop.
A selection of original drawings, sketches and concept art made for ‘LATE BLOOMER’ is currently on view at Tilde, Amsterdam, until November 8.