2010 News From the Unconscious
Fake News and Short Stories
Illustr., 17 cm
In 2005 the author published the collection of fictional news in the form of a newspaper, titled “News From Wonderland.” The author continues this series of fictitious news with the publications “Money Kills” (2006) and “News From My Grandma’s Basement” (2007).
The book “News From the Unconscious” released in 2010 is the sum of the publications previously published in the form of fictitious newspapers, complemented by 4th edition collected and published as a book for the first time.
It is a collection of fictional news, short stories, imaginary biographies of celebrities in a satirical and humorous way. Dominant is the game between fact and fiction. The impact of the satirical magazine “Onion” is obvious, but the book does not stop there. Instead, it goes beyond satire of local and global news and political and social situations. Deconstruction of “truth” becomes the main topic of work that tends to prove that truth in the modern world is a term and concept that is easily manipulated, and the commercial and consumeristic way of thinking and living are the main areas of criticism. Social engagement is the main occupation of these publications and it is an extension of satire and humor, and the endeavor to bring artistic discourse in the journalistic genre and the genre of the book as one of the main elements of the book.
2015 Letters, In a Word!
Illustrations: Nina Prlja
“Letters, In a Word!” is a result of the cooperation between Kapka and Nina Prlja and is an attempt to create an original and unusual game of words and as well to visualize them. Each term can have different meanings depending on how one sees its structure, internal, external, depending on the age of the “reader”, his knowledge, origin and, ultimately, openness to accepting new ideas and concepts. This book is an experiment and a call for further experimentation by the readers, who can discover new and hidden meanings of words by themselves.
2015 (Un)finished Stories
Stories and illustrations
Text: Ivan Prlja
Illustrations: Nina Prlja
60 p. / 11 cm
“(Un)finished Stories” is a joint effort of Ivan Prlja (2010) and Nina Prlja (2005) in which Ivan begins an anecdote, a comment or a view of the world, and Nina visualizes its logical end or poses a question in a visual form which the reader should decipher.
This is the first creative engagement of Ivan Prlja. Nina Prlja has participated as the author or co-author in the making of the books “Coloured stories” (Goten, 2013), “An Alphabet Goes to a Graduation Party” (Kapka, 2014) and “Letters, in a word!” (Kapka, 2015).
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Letters, In a Word!