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Onorato & Krebs - W15, 2020

From the series Future Perfect
Analogue C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper 
40 x 55 cm (paper size 44 x 59 cm)
Edition of 15 + 2 AP
Signed, dated, numbered and titled on a label

This work is part of the ongoing series FUTURE, divided in various chapters and publications. W15 belongs to the first installment, entitled FUTURE MEMORIES, which explores how our conceptions of the future have changed over the past few decades, how that affects our take on the present and our reactions to changes that lie ahead. Re-created by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs for the most part out of archival material, the pictures in this book constitute a material exploration of the fact that every vision or illustration of the future is bound to be a collage of images drawn from the past.
Using a combination of large-format analog photography and various digitally controlled laser technologies, the artists have created a visual world that makes sci-fi allusions and takes an associative approach to an emotional world that swings back and forth between the optimism of the artists’ childhood and the dystopianism of the present day and age.

Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs became acquainted during their studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zürich University of the Arts). Typical of their oeuvre is the interplay with the two-dimensional character of photography. They carefully construct their photos as sculptors do, moulding them until the final result is perfect– often paired with a subtle feeling for humour. This playful approach was developed during their studies, in reaction to the influential but strict and rigid documentary style of the Düsseldorf School of Photography.

Many of Onorato & Krebs' projects reflect their vast knowledge of photography and photo history. Their big breakthrough followed the publication of the book The Great Unreal (2009), in which they mixed the cliché of the great American landscape with the way in which countless photographers have depicted it. Onorato & Krebs also took the nearly obligatory American road trip, but ended with a commentary on fact and fiction in photography that was both intelligent and absurdist.
Their newest series Future Perfect is featured in Foam Magazine #57: In Limbo.

This photo print has a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is often on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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€980,00 Incl. tax
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