philipp meuser photography
PUBLICATIONS & EXHIBITIONS
Paradox County is an interactive photographic playground –
a place of longing, a subjective journey through a North American social landscape that promises nothing but freedom and boundless possibilities.
We, three European voyagers, are guided by road movies, travel literature and photographic clichés: abandoned mines, small towns, makeshift homes and self-determined lives. Paradox County’s inhabitants, cutouts from reality, embody a countercurrent to the growing homogeneity of society and humankind’s careless manners towards nature. They are heroes and anti heroes of dreamed and lived experiences, striving for individualism and personal freedom.
Six years after the trip, we present a synergy of an exhibition and a photobook that merge in the digital space; a disoriented portrayal of the American Dream, wafting somewhere between disillusion and hope.
An audiovisual journey between Germany and Romania
ATLAS – A place that is only functional, lonely and faceless, is a non-place.
Enver Hirsch and Philipp Meuser address this construct in their 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.
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