Arise By Any Other Name is the first project of the collaborative series Passages of Babel. Samuel Mignot and Servane Briand worked simultaneously on text and book design in 2021-2022.
Inspired by their on-going conversations on language and translation, Mignot wrote twelve stories/parables while Briand constructed an articulated tower that would become Passages of Babel and designed a book structure for Mignot’s collection.
Passages of Babel
Passages of Babel is an ongoing art project on language and translation. It is a physical object -an articulated tower structure-, a place for conversation, an open dialogue, a transient nomadic gallery space hosting collaborations.
The first of these collaborations is Arise by Any Other Name, exhibited in the tower, published as a serial artists’ book and also available online to keep spreading ideas and continue the conversation.
Arise by Any Other Name can be experienced in three different ways:
A One of a Kind Artists' Book
A one of a kind artist’ book, hosted in the tower.
A serial artists' book in twelve episodes
Here, online @ arisebyanyothername.com, where stories are posted in sync with their partner serial books release.