Crowdfunding since 2010

The first novel by Feline Lang aka Feline&Strange! 3 volumes, illustrated by Holger Much, benSwerk, Franca Bartholomäi and Maria Salouvardou

A house in the middle of nowhere, that thinks, and plays games. An estranged family whose bonds reach much deeper into time and reality than they know. A creepy child. And many, many secrets buried deep under the floor.
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4/3/23 - 7/27/23
Volume 1: 1. December 23
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Sustainable consumption

What is this project all about?

No fear.
I just want to show you.
Didn´t we stand right now in the corridor of a simple, yet abandoned looking residential building?
The candle throws a weak cirle of light under its own spilled wax body. Below, on the heavily dusted wooden floor, sits a house.

This is how the novel by Feline Lang, multimedia artist and head of Berlin act
Feline&Strange” "feline and strange", begins. With music, of course.
In 2020, Feline produced the EP
The Doll´s House” together with British act birdeatsbaby and US act Sit Kitty Sit, and decided, just like that, to write a novel based on her concept.

She created a psychological - psychiatrical? - doll´s house that lives and plays games with its inhabitants. A lace from many interwoven layers of time and reality, which are connected in mysterious ways.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

The German version will be published on Edition Outbird, a small and fine indie publisher, in 2023.
But the novel is so full of imagery, of layers, of hints and connotations, that this does not feel enough. We want a multigenre work of art, just like the mini musical we created from the EP.
And you, you have been asking for a hardcover too, being used to Feline´s paper artwork accompanying her records.

So we decided to make one - but only if you REALLY want it!
We don´t want to produce unwanted paper from dead trees. We don´t want to lose lots of money for all artists involved. So if you want images and hard cover -
- preorder here!

Why would you support this project?

A Doll´s House needs toys. And so we asked not one but several artists close to us to join this project:

Franca Bartholomäi (woodcut, Halle)
Holger Much (painting, Albstadt)
benSwerk (drawing, Berlin)
Maria Salouvardou (sculpture, Berlin)
Merlin J. Noack (photography, Berlin)
and for the typography standing level with text and artwork, Benjamin Schmidt (Berlin).

All this art would´nt fit into a soft cover, right?
Help us print the REAL thing!

Take my hand and come. You won´t leave the house ever again.

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

What happens anyway
- Softcover in 2 volumes with one cover image

Our first funding goal:
- Softcover in 3 volumes with illustrations and epilogue: alternative endings, the full history of the project, and a fold-up doll´s house.

Our second funding goal:
- Hardcover in 3 volumes with all Illustrations, epilogue, slip case.

Who are the people behind the project?

Novel, concept, madness: Feline Lang
Publisher: Edition Outbird
Holger Much, benSwerk, Franca Bartholomäi
Sculptures and photos:
Maria Salouvardou, Merlin J. Noack
typography: Benjamin Schmidt
Music: Mishkin Fitzgerald, Feline Lang, Kat Downs


What are the sustainable development goals of this project?

Primary sustainable development goal

Sustainable consumption

Why does this project contribute to this goal?

12: Werkproduktion im 100% erneuerbar stromversorgten Musikhaus, schadstoffreier Buchdruck und CO2-neutraler Versand. Wir bieten alle Dankeschöns auch zum Download vom CO2-neutralen Server an und verzichten weitestgehend auf Bundles zugunsten einer bewussten Wahl.
5: Von 11 involvierten Kunstschaffenden sind 8 weiblich*. Protagonisten des Buchs sind 1 Frau und 1 genderneutrale Person, wobei insbesondere die genderneutrale Erzählung eine Herausforderung darstellte.

This project also pays toward those goals

Gender equality

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Feline and Strange
Feline Lang
Wiesenweg 5-9
10365 Berlin Deutschland
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6/27/23 - Ihr seid unglaublich ? DANKE! Trotzdem - erst...

Ihr seid unglaublich ? DANKE!
Trotzdem - erst recht - möchten wir die Option auf Verlängerung um 30 Tage wahrnehmen. (Was das für uns und Euch bedeutet: siehe voriger Blogpost!)

- Die Illustrationen sind fertig für mehr
- Online-Werbung, um
- viel mehr Leute zu erreichen, online und auf
- unseren Shows im Juli!

Nicht vergessen: OB die Verlängerung klappt, wissen wir erst NACH dieser Mail -
also teilt das Projekt, als wäre es fast vorbei...
Feline & Tristan



The band who started it all.


Die Musik hinter dem Buch.

Edition Outbird

Die „Edition Outbird“ richtet ihren Fokus auf tiefe, dunkle Anderswelten, auf Stoffe mit Charakter und Kante, auf Geschichten vom Rande des Mainstreams, wie auch das Fesselnde, Sensible, Atemlose und Mitreißende erzählerischer Sounds.

Feline Lang

FELINE LANG ist die extrem intensive und extrem wandlungsfähige Stimme der Band feline&strange. Gestaltet das gesamte Artwork und die Videos. Tut alles, um die Geschichte zu erzählen.

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