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Thomas Albdorf - Beach Drinks, 2023

Pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
40 x 50 cm
Edition of 10 + 2AP
Signed and numbered on a separate label

The series Body Double is a portrait of Los Angeles - not the actual city in California, but the abstract place which is embedded in the general consciousness through the representation in popular culture, primarily in movies. Body Double is a hike through the streets of the metropolis, partly based on appropriated images - from Google Street View, films, or vintage imagery - partly actually photographed on location in Los Angeles. Almost nothing here is what it appears to be at first glance - the sculptures photographed in the streets as well as in hotel rooms were never in the indicated places, the images are partly automatically deconstructed or created by software; the majority of the works were created in several steps that took place outside and inside the studio.
Every picture questions and discusses its conditions of production, the authenticity of what is shown, and the unconscious expectations and experiences that one brings to the table when looking at an image.

Body Double is a book long portrait of Los Angeles made with appropriated images, constructed images, sculpted images and manifested experiences in conversation with elements, fragments of possible memories coexisting with real deconstructions, and real uncertainties glueing it all together. It takes the viewer on a dazed walk through a city’s self and its double, all filtered by the multitude of versions we might experience of it, or we definitely did experience of it, if only through a possible, unrealistic memory.”

Elisa Medde

Thomas Albdorf was born in Linz, Austria in 1982. After working as a Graphic Designer and Art Director, he studied Transmediale Kunst at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, where he graduated in 2013. In 2014, Albdorf was selected as one of British Journal of Photography‘s 'Ones to Watch' and in 2016 he was the recipient of the ING Unseen Talent Award. His work has been exhibited in galleries internationally. Albdorf published three books: I Know I Will See What I Have Seen Before (Lodret Vandret, 2015) General View (Skinnerboox, 2017), and Body Double (2023). His work was featured in Foam Magazine #44 ‘On Earth’ (2016).
Albdorf lives and works in Vienna, Austria. He is represented by Webber Gallery, London and Deli Gallery, New York.

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.
For more information or questions about buying this print, please contact the Foam Editions team.

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€550,00 Incl. tax
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