Baden: Kodoji, 2018.
Shot 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 book designed by Winfried Heininger features her 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. Item #18126