Today I Wrote Nothing by Natalie Czech
Published by GwinZegal (2010)
Today I wrote nothing by Natalie Czech is based on a diary entry by the Russian avant-garde author and absurdist poet Daniil Kharms. The artist’s book comprises a series of twenty-two photographic tableaux, where each tableau consists of a printed book page, inscribed with the text of Kharms’ diary-entry; on each page some of the words of the entry are missing, so that the written statement changes. Kharms was denounced as an anti-Soviet writer in 1931, and arrested and imprisoned in a psychiatric ward in 1941. Kharms died in his cell, most likely of starvation, in 1942.