Battlefields was nominated for the Prix du Livre 2016 (Rencontres d'Arles, France)
In Battlefields, photography is used as a forensic-scientific tool to examine our compulsive desire to be connected at all times and our struggle between private and public. Do we still control technology – or does it control us? The choreographies created by our fingers on mobile devices become a visual metaphor of our continuous struggle with technology.
There is one place in particular where our fingers are performing choreographies that were unknown just a few years ago.A place where the physical world merges into a virtual world, the reversible into the irreversible, and the controllable into the uncontrollable. A place that is also a symbol of our compulsive desire to be connected all the time, and of our new internal struggle: How much of our privacy are we willing to sacrifice?
Clicks, taps, pinches and swipes. Traces of human behaviour... left like a battlefield.
Publisher: The Eriskay Connection 240 x 330 mm | 16 pages | EN | Design: Rob van Hoesel |self-covered and singer sewn | edition: 300 | € 18.00.
Selections and nominations:
- nominated for the Prix du Livre 2016 (Rencontres d'Arles, France)
- selected as one of the best 2015 photobooks in Spain and Austria
- acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York
- selected by KALEID editions London as one of the best European artist books 2016.
Some press quotes:
- 'A number of themes absolutely central to photography meet in this wonderful series of pictures by the artist Jos Jansen.' (Francis Hodgson, professor in the culture of photography, about Battlefields).
- 'The footprints we leave on our connected displays - it feels like yourself being portrayed' (Gabriela Cendoya, Spanish influential photobook expert)
Limited edition prints on archival fine art paper can be delivered in various sizes​​​​​​​.
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