Book Release Party
In current times, image production more and more develops to be an artificial process of manipulation and post-production. It is coined by the aspiration to produce something that could be described as the longing for hyper-perfection. “As a result”, as Sophie König writes in her introductory essay to the book EIDOS, “the glossy and highly processed images often make their object unrecognizable as it loses its familiar context.”
With the work EIDOS, Tobias Faisst captures the complex interrelationships between human, technology and nature, while continuing to challenge and blur the lines between them. Through a lens of said hyper-perfection, operating at the interface between photography and computer-generated image, his photographs ultimately call into question the production and perception of reality. As Sophie König points out:
The existence of rendered pictures, and our knowledge of their possibility, ultimately makes us doubt reality itself. To the point, where we are unable to distinguish whether we are looking at a photograph or an image created by a computer.”
The project manifests itself in two different ways and media. On the on the hand, EIDOS is presented as an artist book that comprehensively gives an overview of the complex of work by Tobias Faisst. On the other hand, and based on Transform’s mission statement, EIDOS manifests itself as a digital space that overcomes the given limitations and linearity of a book. On www.eidos.digital (launching on Aug 25th) the pictures are made accessible in a way that is inheritably anchored in the virtual realm and that adds a three-dimensional layer to Tobias Faisst’s photography. By choosing to present EIDOS as a book and digital experience, the work’s main topic is mirrored in its outlets.
The project (book and website) launches on the 25th August at the studio of New Now. The address is Frankfurter Tor 2 in 10243 Berlin. There will be a Vernissage from 7 pm until 10 pm and afterwards a party with music provided by $ascha Bentley, Selam X DJ Team, Ay Ay Toni and Tobey Maguire