Published as Volume 7 of the Primeur series edited by the Aargauer Kuratorium / 22 multi-page illustrations, 17 in colour, as well as 66 digital collages, 24 folded posters, inserted into each other, with banderole
Philipp Hänger does not treat images as individual, self-contained narratives, but as a network of open storylines. In a world of simultaneity and networking, his work is a way to create a new substrate for an endless number of stories, perspectives and ways of thinking by artistically mixing selected fragments.
With transformative interventions between chaos and order, he mixes found and self-made material, de- and re-contextualizes it and puts everything into new relationships. The entropic attitude of Hänger is evident not only in the visual material itself, but also in the form of this book. Everything stands in relation to each other and emerges or disappears, is rethought and inserted in a suitable place.
The picture series, collages and sculptural interventions were created and grew in several rooms, which were transformed from an initially completely empty state into complex settings and finally come together again in this book. Jonas Egli accompanies this artistic process from the very beginning and tries to find the words – often as questionable sentences and word fragments that appear in the work itself, i.e. are incorporated by the artist and become a material for use. The author, journalist and copywriter also took the images that had become independent as the starting point for seven of his own stories – seven of the countless ways in which the flood of images can be read.
You keep looking your way
by Philipp Hänger
|Release Place||Zurich, Switzerland|
|Dimensions||22.6 × 32.0 cm|