This is a house and this is mom.
The one fleeting, the other teeming.
It tangles and interrupts each other, flimsy scaffolding, tender creatures, quite real phantasms, entities made and invented, and so come into conversation. Maybe.
Bussi بابا seems like a phrasebook that has gone off the rails. Yet the little booklet is not so much a "guide" as a critical and humorous look at the medium itself. A multilingual conversation about linguistic gender norms, landscape and travel. Even the title plays with ambiguities: the Austrian farewell "Bussi Baba" turns into "Bussi بابا" and thus into an Arabic "Bussi Papa".
Bussi baba – The travel companion in a practical dust jacket with numerous illustrations by Gabi Garland.