Boiled Language
with Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili

Boiled Language is a collaboration between Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili and Kirsty Bell. The publication features a group of new works by Alexi-Meskhishvili and an essay by Kirsty Bell and was published in December 2020.

Bell’s essay gives a rich description of the interior space of Berlin’s Staatsbibliothek. The essay takes us through the spacious, overlapping rooms, through the library’s atmospheric light and shadow that create a cityscape of their own. Similarly, Alexi-Meskhishvili’s new group of photographs describe invisible structures created by light. Examining what lies between an image and its referent, Alexi-Meskhishvili’s works investigate how an image can refer to the immaterial, the personal, and the direct. Both Bell and Alexi-Meskhishvili live and work in Berlin, their city reflected in these explorations of light, shadow and architecture, pulling us into a space that doesn’t operate within the regimented logics of language or documentary.

Year: 2020
Language: EN / GE
Format: 22.3 x 28 cm
Pages: 72
Cover: Soft
ISBN 978-9941-8-2659-7