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The Great Unreal

Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - The Great Unreal
During a period of three years, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs traveled several months through the United States, working “on the road” on The Great Unreal, a photographic work dealing with reality and the fabrication of reality.
The geography of America serves as both setting and fertile ground for the examination. Mysticism and demystification are important aspects in this process, as is working with a rich inventory of visual icons that can be continually deconstructed and manipulated. The working method of both photographers is based on interventions prescribed mostly by happenstance and change. Through repetition and associative placement, the sometimes crude, sometimes subtle interventions begin to link to one another, establishing an exciting transformation of reality that only hesitatingly reveals itself to the viewer. 
Together with book designers Megi Zumstein and Claudio Barandun, what emerged is an unmitigated picture book that makes a visual journey possible without any instructions. It comprises narrative image sequences that approximate the curiosity and restlessness of being on the move and, at the same time, depict associative connections with the American landscape.
Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs (born 1979 respectively in Zurich and Winterthur, now based in Berlin) work together since 2003.
Graphic design: Hi (Megi Zumstein & Claudio Barandun).
published in April 2015
English edition
22,5 x 33,3 cm (hardcover)
152 pages (105 color ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-905929-83-6
EAN : 9783905929836
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