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Dear world you have made the persons slow

Artist's Publication. São Paulo/ Berlin: COISAS QUE MATAM, 2021. [Second Edition 2022]



Dear world you have made the persons slow uses the World Health Organization’s collected 2020 press statements about COVID-19 as its source material. Composed using black-out poetry, the project casts light on the on-going and mostly unconscious consumption of online information. In reproducing the affect of online communication, these poems are both violently abridged and easy to consume.

In a world filled with transnational commercial chains, empathy and solidarity tend to stay local; the sudden violence of a worldwide pandemic paired with personal crises raises long overdue awareness for a more global concern for other subjects as well. Dear world you have made the persons slow contains potential further worldwide statements and recommendations. And yes, they are already there, they just need to be dis-covered.


is a label of the present, unleashed to publish sound and visual works afflicted by the now. If there are things that kill, there are also those that ignite and exhort.

Since 2017, Stefanie Egedy and Simon Fernandes have been creating this circumstance between São Paulo and Berlin.

Palais de Tokyo, Librairie, 13 Av. du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris


Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Buchhandlung, Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin 


Haus der Kunst, Buchhandlung, Prinzregentenstraße 1, 80538 München       

MACRO, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Libreria, Via Nizza 138, 00198 Roma

McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, NY 10012, New York


Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave, CA 90027 Los Angeles 

3standardstoppage, Yangrou Hutong No.58, Beijing

Punch Bookshop, Piața Pache Protopopescu 13, 030167 Bucharest

bruno, C. Lunga S. Barnaba 2729, 30123 Venezia

Batt Coop, 33 Rue Doudeauville, 75018 Paris

Buchhandlung Walther König, an der Museumsinsel, Burgstraße 27, 10178 Berlin

Salon für Kunstbuch, Luftbadgasse 16, 1060 Wien

MOTTO BERLIN, Skalitzer Str. 68,  10997 Berlin 


Drucken3000, Ackerstraße 22, 10115 Berlin

Atelier Kaufmann, Burgbergstr. 57, 91054 Erlangen

Buchhandlung Walther König         Bestellnr.: 1671330

Motto Distribution


BR2 KulturLeben: Mit Blackout Poetry durch die Krise, 21.10.21        

Nürnberger Nachrichten: Eine empfindsame Welt braucht Freundlichkeit, 07.12.21

Signaturen Magazin: Rezension zu Elena Kaufmann: Dear world you have ...., 2021.

COISAS QUE MATAM: Elena Kaufmann - Dear world you have made the persons slow (CQM)        

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