Dove Allouche: Periodic Table
Since his earliest experiments, Dove Allouche has been committed to making visible the matter that comprises planet Earth and its immediate universe. Through slow, carefully considered processes, sometimes involving scientific technologies, he seeks to reveal what lies at the limit of the perceptible. The result is a body of work that is often enigmatic, with multiple interpretations. The 96 photographs in this book correspond to the atomic spectra of the chemical elements, sorted by symbol in alphabetical order. Although the coloured lines are the result of a rigorous scientific process, they are meant to be discovered as abstract works, open to the imagination of each individual. This is the 9th artist’s publication in conjunction with the yearly summer exhibition in the area of the Mauvoisin Dam in Vallais, Switzerland, curated by Jean-Paul Felley.