Modern Alchemy is the brainchild of photographer Viviane Sassen and philosopher Emanuele Coccia. A series of 80 photographs and an essay intersect and collide, creating a space where the creativity of matter throughout all living things can be marveled at anew. Pictures mix and match with ideas, the history of planet Earth encounters that of artistic creation, and matter joins hands with the mind – producing an infinitely manifold work of art and establishing a modern alchemy where both vision and thought can be upended and renewed.
Published by JBE Books × Perrier-Jouët | 2022
Hardcover, 160 pages | ISBN 978-2-36568-063-9 | Price: R980