Front Cover, image source: ROMA Publications

Publisher Note english english

As with Batia Suter’s previous projects, ‘Cloud Service’ is primarily interested in the visual dialogue that emerges with the simple act of placing images in new relations to one another. Drawing from her vast personal library of natural history reference books, encyclopaedias, and other flea market finds, Suter assembles a mix of “non-art” images, adapted and reoriented in intuitive and often profound ways. The set of appropriated images comprising this book is a monographic index of clouds and cloud-suggestive forms. Placed in the right sequence, these images resonate in new and complex ways, manipulate each other, and take on new depths of meaning with a sort of synaptic leap.

Published on the occasion of Suter's exhibition at Printed Matter in New York (February 21 - April 21 2019), Cloud Service is a monographic index of clouds and cloud-suggestive forms, both vast and microscopic in scale. Sweeping aerial shots, volcanic plumes and skyscapes are interwoven with coral, cauliflowers, and bighorn sheep. Placed in sequence, these images resonate in new and complex ways, manipulate each other, and - with a sort of synaptic leap - take on new depths of meaning. Printed on newspaper stock, saddle stitched in a cover.

Artists’ Book

Cloud Service

by Batia Suter

Publisher
Release Place Amsterdam, Netherlands
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2019
Credits
Artist: Batia Suter
Identifiers
ISBN-13: 9789492811431
ISBN-13: 9789492811431
Original Price 15.00 EUR
Availability Out of Print
Work  
Topics Clouds, Sky
Methods Photography
Language English
Format Paperback
Dimensions 19.5 × 28.5 cm
Pages 104