Parallel Encyclopedia 1
Batia Suters work intuitively situates found images in new contexts to provoke surprising reactions and significative possibilities. Parallel Encyclopedia, which she conceived between 2004 and 2007, contains a precise composition of numerous images taken solely from other books. Significant underlying themes expressed in the Amsterdam-based, Swiss artists practice are the iconification and immunogenicity of old images, and the circumstances by which they assume or become charged with new associative values. This is a reprint of Suters voluminous book, originally published in 2007 and covering a pictorial plethora of human history, science, philosophy, art, and culture.