Christian Bök

OF YELLOW (2022, Edition of 1)

Of Yellow is a polychromatic transcription of the sonnet ‘Voyelle’ by Arthur Rimbaud. Vowels have been replaced with blocks of colour according to the schema described in the sonnet itself: ‘A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu: voyelles.’ All other letters, commas, and spaces are grey. The image converts the poem into a ‘painting’ (visualized according to the synaesthesia of the French poet. The artwork commemorates the 20th Anniversary of Eunoia (the univocal lipogram about the vowels), whose publication has made its author, Christian Bök, a bestseller in the world of poetry.