The imagery in Batia Suter’s ‘Radial Grammar’ revolves around radial shapes and concepts. The book uses of two separate layers of black ink, allowing Suter to create double images and merge patterns and screens. Departing from pages scanned from her collection of second-hand books on natural science, precision machinery, and art history, she freely manipulates and reorders them within the space of this volume, which can be seen as a condensed exhibition on paper. It is a journey along with visual phenomena that reconnects us with the endless curiosity and patience of our younger selves leafing through an encyclopedia, sensitive to its visual correspondences.
296 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, French/English