As part of our presentation during the 20th Anniversary of Paris Photo East Wing will host book signings by exciting emerging artists in our booth (B-31). Please join us and meet the artists, pick up a copy of their latest publication and get a signature.PHENOMENA COLLECTIVE: Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen & Tobias Selnaes MarkeussenFriday 11 November at 6:00pmPublished by André Frère Éditions
What is it that lies behind UFO phenomena? Is it just a commercially profitable story, a delusion with social consequences, a religious myth, or even a physical phenomenon? Undertaking an investigative journey through the states of Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona, The Phenomena Collective,
have documented an alternative religion—a religion where neither God nor mankind is at the centre of the universe. The book examines the human need for faith through extensive research and collected data on the modern myth of ETs and UFOs. It strives to achieve an understanding of this modern aspect of humanity’s eternal search for substance and enormous fear of meaninglessness.The three Copenhagen-based photographers Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles and Tobias Markussen
tackled this subject with an anthropological approach and a non-judgemental attitude. They arrived at this idea through a shared fascination with the UFO myth, and a vision to take the people behind it seriously. As colleagues sharing the same office, the three friends were often inspired by each other’s work. “Right from the beginning, we knew that we were working towards the same goal – a book, and that it didn’t matter who took which picture. In the end, we all feel that Phenomena has become a much stronger body of work with our diverse approaches than it would have been had we worked separately.”
DAVID FATHI - WOLFGANG
Saturday 12 November 2:00PMPublished by Skinnerboox
became aware of Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, one of the founders of quantum physics, was nicknamed the "Conscience of Physics". But he was also known among his peers for something a bit less scientific. David was immediately captivated and began work on this series.
Legend says that when Pauli entered a room, experiments would fail and machinery would break down. His colleagues jokingly called this phenomenon "The Pauli Effect".
Even though this was a private joke among highly scientific minds, some of them were nonetheless superstitious enough to ban Wolfgang Pauli from even entering their lab.
CERN recently released their photo archive spanning thirty years of cutting edge research. Wolfgang Pauli died shortly before this archive started but his presence still lingers; on a bust, a blackboard, a portrait, a book etc. Thus starts this "scientific ghost story" where maybe even accidents and strange events are also a reminder of Pauli's existence. Some images are manipulated by the artist, while others are left untouched. Art, photography, history and science collide, blurring the line between science fact and science fiction. The mystery and humour arise from the playful games the reader must take part in, to separate myth from reality.