22 Sep Parallel Encyclopedia #2
Artist Batia Suter puts together what seems like an infinite collection of photographs into one comprehensive Parallel Encyclopedia, #2. Taken out of their original context the photos function in thematic clusters with occasional break of the black and white pattern with coloured photos. People, nature, people in nature, microscopic organisms, sculptures and artifacts intercommunicate as their narrative unfolds from one page to the next. Sometimes there is a common logic underlying the image clusters, for instance when they are visibly about anatomical parts of the human body or about sculptures, but it isnt that evident, since theres always an image that is a bit of an outcast to the grouping. With some common traits, it looks like it can somehow belong to it, but theres something about it that pleads for difference.