Gelitin on “Boring Island,” Stockholm, 2009. From left: Tobias Urban, Ali Janka, Florian Reither, Wolfgang Gantner.


GELITIN IS A SALAD. It grows on a field of possibilities and is always looking forward to the next surprising leaves. Gelitin was not formed by any programmatic idea of collaborative authorship, but by accident. We met through work, by liking each other’s way, and soon we started folding in and over each other like leaves, with the works crumbling out like earth in between. The salad was blue, then rotten, and now it is yellow; Gelitin is curious about what energy frequency it will produce next. You can share an energy that comes about through the excitability of the air and the resonance of tones. The most common question we get is “how” we work together—as if we would have ever sat down and formed a parliament and voted for a common recipe for cooking the soup. We trust each other’s fancy, and rather than negotiate, we prefer to hit each other with our elbows or

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