Zurich: Edition Patrick Frey, 2023.
28 × 22 cm
A phantasmagorical look at the unknown depths of the underwater world Swiss artist duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs (both born 1979) present the second and final installment of their Future series. Using cutting-edge photographic methods, they explore the uncharted realm of the deep-sea world and create visual scenarios that inextricably fuse scientific research and science fiction.
Water Column, revolves around a place, a realm, that directly surrounds us and yet for most people is as distant and alien as only the vastness of space could be: the world beneath the surface of the water.
Only through the use of elaborate technology are we able to dive ever deeper and explore these uncharted waters. But exploration inevitably leads to exploitation, and we’re liable to destroy this underwater world before we even get a close look at it, let alone begin to understand it.
The depths of the sea have always kindled human imagination, for this is a realm in which anything seems possible, a vast screen onto which we project all sorts of bizarre notions and phantasmagorical visions. The deep sea obeys other laws, other rules, and more and more evidence suggests we might even find our origins there—and, in its storied layers of sediment, our ultimate end.
Using a wide range of cutting-edge photographic tools and inventions, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs explore this uncharted world and create visual scenarios that inextricably fuse scientific research and science fiction. Item #26874