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The Mechanism

Lange, Marten

Code 3385
Signed by the photographer
ISBN: 9781910164822
Publisher: Mack Books
Condition:New
Hardcover

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Marten Lange
The Mechanism

Signed by the Photographer

The Mechanism is a melancholic series of black-and-white photographs that form a sci-fi story about contemporary life. Bringing together images made in multiple cities, the work deals with themes of technology, surveillance and urban society. Lange attempts to trace the effects of technological developments on human experiences, using architectural tropes to build a narrative loaded with the threats and promises of the future. Cutting back and forth between close-up views and cityscapes, The Mechanism offers a filmic sequence of photographs that is at once affective and estranging.

Marten Lange (b. 1984, Gothenburg, Sweden) studied photography at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, United Kingdom. His books include Citizen (Études Books, 2015) and Another Language (MACK, 2012), as well as a number of self-published books including Chicxulub (2016) and Machina (2014; 2007), among others.

Hardcover bound in Japanese paper

96 pages
56 tritone plates
22 cm x 28 cm
Publication date: May 2017
ISBN 978-1-910164-82-2