Chloe Dewe Matthews: In Search of Frankenstein — Mary Shelley’s Nightmare

2018, Soft cover book by Kodoji Press

50 CHF

Shot during her 2016 artist residency in the alpine landscape that inspired Mary Shelley's classic novel, Frankenstein, Chloe Dewe Mathews’ photographic series juxtaposes snow-covered mountains with a network of eerie subterranean bunkers, built in the 1960s to shelter the entire population of Switzerland in the event of a nuclear disaster.

The artist book designed by Winfried Heininger (Kodoji Press) features Dewe Mathews' photographs alongside what s known as the Geneva Notebook, the first half of Shelley's original manuscript. The author s scrawled handwriting, with crossed-out words and inky additions, contrasts in its spirited energy to the stark mountains and human-made tunnels that bore through the landscape.

It was shortlisted for the Photo Text Book Award at the Rencontres d'Arles.

Essays: Chloe Dewe Mathews, Alexa Jeanne Kusber, Paul Goodwin, Kiki Thompson

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