Moloko’s compilation Splitter (Splinters) combines poems by Dakini Böhmer and a choice of drawings by Heinz Pelz. Böhmer’s fragmented and intimate meditations on love, friendship and daily life find themselves not so much illustrated as visualized by Pelz’s delicate and probing drawings. They reinforce each other and together they scratch the surface of reality to reveal a deeper layer of being.
die fenster öffne ich
zerschlage die scheiben / und puste die splitter hinaus / um dich nicht verletzt zu sehen / noch blutig / wenn du durch die rahmen fällst
I open the windows
smash the panes / and blow out the splinters / so as not to see you hurt / nor bloody / when you fall through the frames
Dakini Böhmer (1989) grew up on Mallorca and in the southern German town of Ulm. She currently lives in Cologne, where she works for the cultural magazine ‘null22eins’ and for various other cultural and political projects. Böhmer publishes poetry and prose on various online platforms – and now also in print with Moloko Plus – and is working on a novel.
Heinz Pelz (1959) studied painting under Per Kirkeby at the Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe. In 1980 he founded the artists’ group Kriegfried with Wolf Pehlke, Harald Häuser, Caroline Bittermann, Jürgen Wiesner and Ralf Scherrer.