The project 'Universe' (2018) is about curiosity, comprehending, and knowing. Knowledge for the sake of knowledge. Comprehending for the sake of comprehending. Fundamental scientists as modern explorers. Pioneers who are trying to understand the world and waging a war on mortality. But what are the major mysteries that they grapple with now? And what do scientific facts mean in a world of fake news and alternative facts?
In 'Universe', Jos Jansen explores research topics in the domain of hard science, like dark matter and new galaxies. His explorations also extend to genetic research, soft robotics, and artificial intelligence. Jansen observes and documents the passionate quest for seemingly useless knowledge - the type of knowledge that often takes many years to result in a crucial breakthrough that changes the world and helps people lead completely different lives. In this nearly incomprehensible world, he builds a parallel, artistic universe using his own images, found footage, and data visualisations.
Introduction by Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf, director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and Leon Levy Professor.
Essay by Jos Jansen.
Publisher: The Eriskay Connection |216 × 321 mm | 160 pages | EN | Design: Rob van Hoesel |softcover | € 40.00.
Some press quotes:
- 'A surprisingly beautiful exploration'. (Metropolis M, magazine for contemporary art, about Universe).
- 'The book is an artistic endeavour disguised as scientific research'. (GUP photo magazine about Universe).
Further publications in a.o. New Scientist, Wired USA, Vostok South Korea, De Volkskrant, Trouw, Het Parool, Vrij Nederland, De Correspondent.
Selections and nominations:
- Selected by Dutch daily De Volkskrant as one of the 10 best photo books of 2018
- Shortlisted by PHotoESPANA 2019 for the Best Books of the Year Award
- Longlisted as one of the best Dutch photo books 2017-2019
- Selected by Jeffrey Lad and 'Photobookstore' UK as one of the 12 best photo books of 2018
Limited edition prints on archival fine art paper can be delivered in various sizes​​​​​​​.
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