mobile (2012)

A small series of photographs dealing with the mobile aspect of life and society in the 21st century.

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In this work the title represents both the mobility of the device and the moving location in which the pictures were taken - a train. mobile is also a description of the way that modern and global societies interact and live: increasingly unsettled, faster and an increasing offer for food, rest and drinks ‘on the go’, i.e. while being on a journey to the workplace, uni, school, vacation, foreign countries or on the way back home.

Most of the images are disrupted and ‘broken in two’, reflecting a blur of impressions and the two-folded attitude that people have towards traveling. It is a means of transport, a simplification in life, a necessity for some and a luxury for others. While it allows people to travel to new places, the arrival at the destination necessarily also expects the person to leave something behind: family, friends, memories or places. The possibilities are endless but at the same time finite due to many different aspects such as time, money, communication and organization.Therefore traveling always is a compromise. This uncertainty, ambivalence and anxiety is expressed through the distorted photographs.

All images are taken and processed on the iPhone 3gs.

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