Spirit is a Bone

by Adam Broomberg | Oliver Chanarin




Spirit is a Bone by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. First edition (2015). First impression in new condition. Flat signed by Broomberg and Chanarin to title page. No markings this is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Spirit is a Bone

This series of portraits includes Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevic as well as many other Moscow citizens. A machine created the portraits: a facial recognition system recently developed in Moscow for public security as well as border control surveillance. The result is more akin to a digital life mask than a photograph; a 3D facsimile of the face that can be easily rotated and closely scrutinised.

Artists Bio

Adam Broomberg (born 1970, Johannesburg, South Africa) and Oliver Chanarin (born 1971, London, UK) are artists living and working between London and Berlin. They are professors of photography in Hamburg and also teach on the MA Photography & Society programme at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague which they co-designed. Together they have had numerous solo exhibitions most recently at The Centre Georges Pompidou (2018) as well as the Hasselblad Center (2017). Their participation in international group shows is extensive. Their work is also held in major public and private collections. Including Pompidou, Tate, MoMA, Yale, Stedelijk, V&A, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Cleveland Museum of Art, and also Baltimore Museum of Art. Major awards include the ICP Infinity Award (2014) for Holy Bible, and also the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2013) for War Primer 2. Broomberg and Chanarin are the winners of the Arles Photo Text Award 2018. For their paper back edition of War Primer 2, published by MACK.

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