Artist Book Spotlight - Mutterfarbe - Video UPDATE
Recently we told you about Mutterfarbe, a new artist book and installation project by Erin Mickelson and Brandi Katherine Herrara. Now we are thrilled to present a video of these very talented women talking about this multi-faceted work, its conception and their collaborative process.
Using Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s seminal work, Zur Farbenlehre (Theory of Colors, 1810) as a primary source, Herrera translated sections of the text from German to English during a residency at the Château de Monthelon (Burgundy, France) for the first time since Charles Eastlake’s 1840 edition. In this brilliantly designed limited-edition artist book, the language of color is transformed in order to provide fresh perspective on an archaic text, and allow Goethe’s words to reimagine themselves within a more contemporary conversation.