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Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - WATER COLUMN
The second and final installment of FUTURE, a series of publications by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, explores the deep watery world.
FUTURE is a two-part publication by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, published over the course of 3 years by Edition Patrick Frey.
The first publication is entitled FUTURE MEMORIES and deals with the question of how our idea of the future has changed over the past decades, how this affects our perception of the present, and how we face the coming changes.
The second publication, titled 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.
Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs (born 1979 respectively in Zurich and Winterthur, now based in Berlin) studied photography at the Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK. Since 2003, they work together on photography, film and installation projects.
Texts by Ingo Niermann.

Graphic design: Claudio Barandun.
published in October 2023
English edition
21 x 27,5 cm (softcover)
72 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-907236-56-7
EAN : 9783907236567
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