Edith Kollath is a Resistor who is at the crossroads of art and microcontroller technology. She made the most beautiful books that breathe.
Besides being beautiful objects, this show is also about the TSA. On a trip home to show the books in Germany, the TSA detained her and took the books from her. The story is bizarre and strange and reflects the very weird times we live in today.
Edith is showing the books until December 14th in the damstuhltrager gallery and if you’re in NYC, go see the show and if you collect contemporary art or are just as stunned as I am by their breathing, buy them. (you’ll have the most wonderful breathing bookshelves.)
Here’s a pdf you can download and an earlier article she wrote over on the NYCR blog to read more about her experience