Alastair Philip Wiper

Unintended Beauty

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Alastair Philip Wiper
Unintended Beauty

Text(s) by Marcelo Gleiser, Ian Chillag

English

2020. 208 pp., 90 ills.

hardcover

25.00 x 32.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4677-9

The Beauty of Machines

With the technological and digital revolution, an entire universe of machines and computers has developed alongside the human world. These machines tell the story of what it is to be human: our needs and desires, our hopes and follies, our visions for the future. Alastair Philip Wiper’s photographic eye sweeps across Adidas shoe factories, colossal shipyards, or laboratories such as the Swiss research center CERN, showing us spaces of incomprehensible complexity. Observers can experience through this a kind of visuality that no longer has a consistent point of view, but a diversity that overwhelms the process of seeing. These photos not only possess a unique beauty of their own, as well as a fascinating aesthetic, but also stimulate thought and the search for one’s own position in the world.

The British photographer ALASTAIR PHILIP WIPER (Hamburg, 1980) became known for his work for the magazines Wired, The Guardian, Scientific American, Wallpaper, and Vice. His series about Silicon Valley (Silicon Nights) and his book The Art of Impossible about Bang & Olufsen have been greatly admired. Wiper lives in Copenhagen.

EXHIBITIONS
RIBA, London
February 26—24 May, 2020

MADD Bordeaux
April 2—July 5, 2020

Museum of Printing and Graphis Communication, Lyon
April 15.—September 20, 2020

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