Exhibition : « In Between » by Henrik SpohlerAfter "0/1 Data Flow" (2004), "Global Soul" (2008) and "The Third Day" (2013), Henrik Spohler’s new photographic project "In Between" is the fourth part of a series on modern traffic of data and goods.
"In essence", says Spohler in conversation with author and curator Peter Lindhorst on the occasion of the presentation of the work during the last Triennial of Photography in Hamburg, "it is about the almost absurd omnipresence of goods - as a sign of globalization. If you order a pair of slippers online today, you will find them on your doorstep tomorrow, no matter whether they were made in Taiwan or South Tyrol. Goods, raw material and industrial products are available almost everywhere and at any time. World-wide logistics have become the backbone of busine...
Arbeit/Labour - Set 7 from the collection and Archive of the Fotomuseum WinterthurWe each relate to work in our own personal way. We may be employed or self employed; we may have just entered the workforce and have specific goals or we may be enjoying well-earned retirement. Working to earn a living is a salient feature of bourgeois society. It defines social status and belonging, while unemployment and not working bears the menace of being ostracized. From its earliest beginnings, photography has captured how, where and under what conditions people work – not only by in-house photographers, adhering to the perspective and specifications of the management but also by freelance photographers with an open-ended, unfiltered approach to places of production and trade. In both content and motif, the exhibition “Arbeit/Labour” traces the transition from physical labour to automa...