Artists, translators and designers from Germany, Chile and Spain have collaborated on this book. Riesin connects these places and people just as she interweaves images, sound and texts. The two authors write about remembering and forgetting, eroticism and loss. They tell of sometimes overwhelming, sometimes secret and complicit experiences with nature. The texts make the alienation as palpable as the connection to nature, because they constantly change the point of view and engage with the beautiful and the terrible in equal measure. The book is characterised by a multi-layered structure of references that leaves plenty of room to breathe and opens up scope for the reader. The selective translations into Spanish, English and French open our eyes to the fragility of language. The Giantess is somewhere between feminist fairy tale, picture book and translocal poetry collection.
Lydia Kray and Mandy Gratz are feminist writers and activists. Their works reflect on nature, loss, and queerness.