The poetry of the Immaterial. The artist Edith Kollath (b. Eutin, 1977; lives and works in Berlin) seems to breathe life into inanimate things-just like Pygmalion in Ovid's "Metamorphoses." Kollath creates a manifold universe of aesthetic transformations that stimulate reflection: a cloth falls again and again and yet differently every time; an artificially generated cloud emerges and vanishes; breathing books tell a new story of their own. Kollath is aware of the hubris implicit in making human breath the quintessence of her art: she encroaches on a prerogative of the gods. The resulting works are of compelling minimalist elegance and calm eloquence. This monograph is the first book to present a comprehensive survey of Edith Kollath's oeuvre and illustrates her strategic use of diverse media, including video, installation, objects, and paper. Six lenicular prints-personally inserted by the artist-offer an immediate experience of the movements or metamorphoses of selected installations. With an introductory essay by the art scholar and curator Christina Grammatikopoulou and 6 lenticular prints.