philipp meuser photography
Enver Hirsch & Philipp Meuser
2019 / 2022
An audivisual journey between Germany and Romania
A place that is only functional, lonely and faceless, is a non-place.
Enver Hirsch and Philipp Meuser address this construct in their collective photographic work ATLAS, in which they examine identity-free highway service areas and bus terminals on the work migration route between Germany and Romania. They encounter migrant workers, home travelers, and other restless and resting people.
They use the means of sequencing in order to blur thousands of kilometers, always lingering in the non-place. Through meticulous anthro-pological attention to detail, the viewer is supposedly transported to the same place over and over again.
Even from an auditory perspective every non-place is the return of the endlessly changing same. The sound artist burgund t brandt uses field recordings, electro-acoustic loops and ASMR sounds to explore the relation-ship between recurrence and repetition as a space of experience.
The interweaving of the works into a digital audiovisual piece by neueMETA dissolves the boundaries between the travelers and the space around them
Idea, Photography, Video, Edit:
Enver Hirsch and Philipp Meuser
burgund t brandt
The digital publication was made possible
by the support of:
Dorit & Alexander Otto Stiftung
& Hamburgische Kulturstiftung
Exhibition photos from:
Work And Travel / Frappant Galerie