It Appeared to be True


It Appeared to be True is an artistic research in the form of a novel. It is autofiction: autobiographical as an artistic practice where one’s own life is used as material and fiction as a tool that allows us to grasp reality. It focuses on love, the most treated theme in storytelling, to dig and decode a narrative’s drama arch. Reflecting on tales of love it states that fiction has shaped the ways we think about love. Therefore it was found inevitable to ask: how does it happen? And how is fiction’s love narrative engaged with an individual’s life? The background thinking is that we want to fit the stories, identify ourselves with the characters, and share their lives, their emotions. 

The narration is approached from three perspectives dividing the work into three acts: The Dramaturg, The Performer, The Spectator, each written from the point of view of the different protagonists of the process of this artistic practice. 

As a process, this novel is a psychological and artistic journey trying to understand life. It is a way to reach for a touch – to touch and to be touched. The novel can be read as a fictional and artistic body of work as well as a theoretical research. It is a platform where theoretical and artistic practices intersect ending being a multidisciplinary artistic piece itself, where you, dear reader, become a character in the piece. It is a subjective perspective of experiencing art. Ultimately this novel concludes that we do not need to repeat traditional narrative structures, but to create our own ones. Only then, we make sure not to repeat our own traumas.


It Appeared to be True (2018)
a theoretical research in the form of a novel.

Graphic design Artúr Andrási

Special thanks to
Marjaana Kella
Laura Gustafsson
Anita Varsa
Hanna Weselius
Lawrence Dolkart
Loes Treffers
Mette Hallstom