Author: Esther Mathis
Title: Salt Manual
Dimensions: 21 x 14.7 cm
Language: English, German
Year of publication: 2014
This publication is about participation and process.
It offers the reader instructions for how to install and care for a “salt crystal drawing”.
Once the reader considers the process to be at an end, they are invited to document the work with two photographs and send them to the artist. She will generate complimentary pages to the publication, available for download on her website.
The reader can print, fold and perforate these extra pages themselves and add them to the publication.
There is no defined producer in this process. It offers a diversification of the singularity of authorship; because salt will always return to salt.
Esther Mathis (*1985, Switzerland) was awarded a scholarship for the SVA in New York, and is currently doing her Master’s at the ZHdK in Zürich.
Her work has already been included in numerous international exhibitions in Italy, England and Switzerland such as “Präparat Bergsturz – Konservierte Bewegung”, at the Churer Kunstmuseum, where her work was shown alongside that of Roman Signer, Robert Smithson and Naoya Hatakeyama. She has been included in the annual exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Winterthur since 2011 and has just been awarded the Förderpreis by the city of Winterthur.