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Concept — netropolis

The work series "netropolis" (2003 - 2006) is an exploration of the way global cities will develop in the future. In 1926 director Fritz Lang created the vision of a futuristic 21st century megacity in his film "Metropolis". Now that we have crossed the threshold of the 21st century new sets of factors unthought of by Lang move to shape the future of our urban spaces.

Of similar magnitude to the impact of the industrial revolution in the late 19th century, it is now computer networks and the information society based on them which are the main vehicles for change, the key elements transforming the face of our urban living spaces.

The complexity of a huge megacity is to be considered as material embodiment of information density. Telematic space endows the urban environment with a new form of structure, intermingling with it and giving birth to a completely unprecedented form of urban space.

The panoramic view transforms the reality of urban spatial structure into landscape. The digital fusion of panoramic views taken from different angles transforms the landscape into a woven fabric of relationships which is abstract and multi-layered yet still underpinned by a geographic reference point. Viewing the city from a distance inverses the perceptual order of objects viewed in close-up. The view from afar is orientated on what is clearly visible from a distance and provides a context for objects which appear too close when viewed close up and thus retain their strangeness. In virtual space, however, distance and proximity lie on the selfsame level. The different cities and relationship strands need first to be combined and interwoven before they can give rise to a completely unprecedented and imaginary form of urbanity -
the telematic netropolis.

The "netropolis" series of works portrays the megacities of Berlin, Beijing, Dubai, Hongkong, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Shanghai and Tokyo. It comprises of twelve photographic works, one video work and one sculptural piece.

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netropolis | new york

Format 1: 120 x 180 cm / 48 x 70 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Format 2: 60 x 90 cm / 23.6 x 35.4 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec

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netropolis | berlin

Format 1: 120 x 180 cm / 48 x 70 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Format 2: 60 x 90 cm / 23.6 x 35.4 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec

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netropolis | paris

Format 1: 120 x 180 cm / 48 x 70 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Format 2: 60 x 90 cm / 23.6 x 35.4 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec

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netropolis | são paulo

Format 1: 120 x 180 cm / 48 x 70 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Format 2: 60 x 90 cm / 23.6 x 35.4 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec

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netropolis | tokyo

Format 1: 120 x 180 cm / 48 x 70 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Format 2: 60 x 90 cm / 23.6 x 35.4 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec

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netropolis | london

Format 1: 120 x 180 cm / 48 x 70 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Format 2: 60 x 90 cm / 23.6 x 35.4 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec

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netropolis | mexico city

Format 1: 120 x 180 cm / 48 x 70 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Format 2: 60 x 90 cm / 23.6 x 35.4 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec

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netropolis | shanghai

Format 1: 120 x 180 cm / 48 x 70 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Format 2: 60 x 90 cm / 23.6 x 35.4 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec

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netropolis | peking

Format 1: 120 x 180 cm / 48 x 70 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Format 2: 60 x 90 cm / 23.6 x 35.4 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec

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netropolis | hong kong

Format 1: 120 x 180 cm / 48 x 70 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Format 2: 60 x 90 cm / 23.6 x 35.4 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec

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netropolis | dubai

Format 1: 120 x 180 cm / 48 x 70 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Format 2: 60 x 90 cm / 23.6 x 35.4 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec

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netropolis | los angeles

Format 1: 120 x 180 cm / 48 x 70 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Format 2: 60 x 90 cm / 23.6 x 35.4 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec

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the invisible city

HD video, single channel, 15 Min., loop, edition of 10 + 2 AP

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