Infrared Dreams in Times of Transparency
Guest Artist: Amrei Hofstätter
Published by: Married Print, Germany
Berlin, Germany 2014
Folded offset-print poster (84 × 59.4 cm) on heavy paper.
Description, taken from the Married Print website:
In her essay Infrared Dreams in Times of Transparency – The Love Life of Drones and Other Western Cyborgs Vika Kirchenbauer investigates the concepts of transparency, love, the “western” gaze etc. by reference to the global drone system:
"Drones are masturbatory: they resemble only a self-consuming illusion of total subjectivity, a lonesome wank in the safest place. The drone is the ultimate peeping tom of modern warfare. Looking at the world through drones, with no-one looking back, the West –Former West, Global North or whatever term is considered adequate– ultimately stares back at itself. The gaze unmet by the observed is lastly directed inwards with self-satisfactory fulfilment."
Amrei Hofstätter translates some of these ideas into one of her signature illustrations, depicting transformations of unclear result that leave behind traces of abstract, absurdist machines on the brink of disintegration.
About Married Print, taken from the Married Print website:
MARRIED PRINT gives space to arguments about contemporary culture, society and politics.
For each issue, an author is invited to explicitly deploy a theme of her choice, and an illustrator
to comment and reflect on it visually in poster format.
The dense and detailed texts and images span a wide range of themes and styles, but as common thread we ask our contributors for overtwisted speculations or bold thematic cross-fadings and we trust in their indifference towards affirmative accomodations.
MARRIED PRINT comes as folded offset-print poster (84 × 59,4 cm) on heavy paper.
Additionally, the illustration is available as a fine art print in a limited edition of 10.
MARRIED PRINT is edited by Martin Müller and Inga Seidler and published by Dicey StudiosLink to blog: http://married-print.com/