Red Travels Most
the Hot, Thin
Die Chromatika is a new psychological theory of colour for the 21st Century, created by the artist in response to Goethe's 'Theory of Colours' and Rudolf Steiner's writings on colour.
Of red the artist wrote: I once saw fireworks rising from the coast of Sicily in celebration of a saint's day. I was high up above the coast in a hill town, looking down on the whole landscape.
It was a very hot Mediterranean evening and all the lights of the coastline were shimmering in the heat haze.
When the fireworks came, the blue and green seemed far away but the red travelled very quickly towards me like a great red chrysanthemum of expanding fire.
I felt that the red light was somehow travelling through the heated up atmosphere more easily than any of the other colours.
Switzerland, July 2020
Kirsten Behle, Ursulina Stecher
Clear Channel Schweiz