Heute ist Morgen Über die Zukunft von Erfahrung und Konstruktion

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Edited by: Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH, Bonn Texts by: Siah Armajani, Michael Erlhoff, Ernst von Glasersfeld/Michael Stadler, Shutaro Mukai, Hans-Ulrich Reck, Oswald Wiener German 2000, 400 Pages, 64 Ills. Softcover 208mm x 142mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-0915-6

In works characterized by openly manipulative techniques of symbolic overstatement Luzia Simons (* 1953 in Quixadá, Brazil) takes a critical look at photography's claim to represent reality. The thirty-two digital collages in her Transit series presented in this book focus on the problematic theme of migration. They are an autobiographical contribution to the discussion of individual, social, and cultural identity as objects of administrative control by the state. The multinational artist, who has lived and worked in Germany since 1986, exposes in her series the self-serving principles of security employed by the apparatus of government in a conceptual approach based upon an artistic logic involving the fragmentation of scanned passports and travel documents. Arranged in Dada-style collages, the intermingled fragments of these documents-symbolically stripped of meaning-expose the inner workings of these structures imposed by "higher authority" and pursue them to the point of the absurd.