• Işık Kaya & Thomas Georg Blank Second Nature
  • Işık Kaya & Thomas Georg Blank Second Nature
  • Işık Kaya & Thomas Georg Blank Second Nature
  • Işık Kaya & Thomas Georg Blank Second Nature
  • Işık Kaya & Thomas Georg Blank Second Nature
  • Işık Kaya & Thomas Georg Blank Second Nature
  • Işık Kaya & Thomas Georg Blank Second Nature
  • Işık Kaya & Thomas Georg Blank Second Nature
  • Işık Kaya & Thomas Georg Blank Second Nature

Işık Kaya & Thomas Georg Blank Second Nature

With the uprise of mobile devices, the infra­structural needs of the telecommunication industry have exploded, and since the 1980s, cell towers have started to fill the planet. The scenery changed dramatically when an antenna was transformed into an artificial pine tree for the first time in 1992. Since then, this kind of camouflage has evolved into a global phenom­enon that raises fundamental questions about the relationship between humans and nature. The images from the series Second Nature focus on cell tower trees that became part of the Southern California landscape. The series depicts these artefacts of the digital age as, in Amy Clarke's words, a »societal preference for ›fake‹ aesthetics over ›ugly‹ reality«.


Softcover with open spine in slipcase 24 x 33 cm 112 pages 99 color illustrations English Available ISBN 978-3-96900-056-4 2022

Texts:

Amy Clarke, Ziad Mahayni

Design:

Işık Kaya & Thomas Georg Blank


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Exhibitions

Windmill Library Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
27.01.– 12.04.2022

Athens Photo Festival 2022
Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
08.06.–24.07.2022

Fake Plastic Forrest
Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, Texas, USA
01.07.–25.09.2022

PhEST - festival internazionale di fotografia e arte
Monopoli, Italy
09.09.–01.11.2022

Mesnographies Édition #2
Les Mesnuls, France
17.09.–09.10.2022


Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany
Spring 2023

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