homo deus

Based on Baudrillard’s definition of simulation, the series „Homo Deus“ embarks on a digital search for traces. Google’s map function serves as a miniature of the world, shrunk to handbag size and always available, which gives itself the appearance of a true-to-scale representation. Relicts of human existence and geographical forms that come to light are random products of increasingly self-reproducing, non-referential signs. The photographer navigating through a virtual map world becomes an anthropologist of digital forms. 

The „photographs“ were created through repeated transfers from the digital to the analog and back and examine the simulation of reality in the photographic image. The human body experiences a new definition of its physicality through the translation into digital. Unbound to evolutionary patterns of development, the carnality of the forms is in contrast to the digital habitat of the „divine human being“. One part of the work is the series „12 Views of Mont Ventoux“, which refers to the travelogue of the Italian clergyman Francesco Petrarca. But unlike the literary model, the horror is not based on the blasphemous glorification of nature, but on its distorted representation and the loss of any spatial and temporal location. 

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