Guide Value: £20
Lot Number: 9
The five photographs are copies of images I used in my piece of work “Hundreds of things are called No man’s land“. The aim of the project was to make the viewer aware of the fact that we in the western world experience war as entertainment. It sounds hard, but seeing such pictures on television every day, made it quite normal to us, and we do not get touched by them anymore. That is, why I used toy soldiers. They are unreal and maybe remind some of us of a beautiful childhood, when we used to play with these figurines. Something that is long gone and not reality anymore. It is like beeing a voyeur. So i used binoculars for the original piece of work so the beholder automatically became one. The scenes I have shot look harmless from the proximity, but are they? And shouldn’t we be afraid to watch them from the distance? Who are we, and who are we to judge and why do we think we are innocent and not part of war and conflict, no matter where in the world it takes place?
Usually I sell them for 40€ per piece. There is also a limited edition of 3 of the original photographs. One copy contains 30 pictures that are in postcard size and I sell it for 450€.
I created “Hundreds of things are called‚ No man’s land“ in May 2010.
Dimensions per photograph: 25cm x 14cm