Lilwaukee (real name: Lilith Kempynck, born in 2001 in Antwerp, living, creating and studying in Brussels) contacted publisher Bruno Devos to help make her book of writings initiated in London at the start of 2023.
Universal Loneliness simmers on Lilwaukee’s train of thoughts and feelings that pass by her young and active brain. These sporadic reflections, poems and anecdotes are jotted down, sprinkled throughout the book in both childlike handwriting (imitating her younger self) and with text font.
This is a personal object, that reflects the over-excitement for living and therefore the fear of being bored when dying. Lilwaukee is a young voice of today much like Amanda Lovelace and Coco Capitán, she takes her observations and feelings and puts them into a form of art in an unfiltered manner. Without fear, but still driven by uncertainty manifested in Generation Z, Lilwaukee universally taps into the loneliness that comes with your thoughts and future responsibilities.
Universal Loneliness is a hardback, pocket-size, poetry book with 54-pages and 600 unique covers published in December 2023. This book has 600 hand-stamped clothing tags that are attached to each white linen hardback front cover