Über Diebe und die Liebe. On Thieves and Love.
2019, artist´s book, German/English, edition cantz/DCV, Berlin; hardcover, 84 pages, 15,5 × 20,5 cm; written and designed by the artist, English translation by Enrico Nake
“On twenty-two large-format typographic sheets, Thyra Schmidt develops a narrative featuring moments in an amorous relationship. Thoughts and encounters between ‘her’ and ‘him’ are captured in poetically constructed, fragmentary units of meaning. Imaginary images are conjured in the mind’s eye: Close-ups and intimate insights into a delicate web of interpersonal incidents. Personal observations and experiences form the starting point of this artistic exploration of love. Yet the focus of her work is not on autobiographical rendering, but rather on the tracking down of elementary structures, a general understanding of intimacy.”