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Ilan Weiss - MIST




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Hardcover, half cloth, edition of 600 copies. Design by Mich Welfinger (http://michel.welfringer.lu/), text by Ilan Weiss.

„MIST is a fiction documentary.
It takes you on an unusual journey into another dimension, where objects smoke, mirrors cut, naked bodies roam while spirits reveal themselves through reflections and shadows.
It all started when I found a castle in the heart of a deserted industrial complex, where a guy named Simon lived. He had found the place inhabited years ago, so he settled there for free, and offered me to join in. We even received expired food from a nearby supermarket, periodically.
Having such a deal felt like being a kid again, where you don't need to pay for things you have. Also because we had so much space and stuff to play with. We would build up a whole world out of the remains we found.
It came to me the idea of staging a childlike imaginary world. To me, photography is fictive, I don't believe it has the potential of showing reality. But it can prove quite effective in rendering one's point of view. So I though I use it to give my view on existence.
To fully achieve this I took the risk of doing something unusual: I grabbed the text I had been writing on my diary and rewrote a short story, easy to read, in a naïve regressive tone. Like a kid, wondering around, observing without judging. Hopping this would make the reader my accomplice and make him familiar with this peculiar format.
In the final layout, I intertwined short fragment of text with the photographs, all through-out the book. Like an illustrated book for children.“

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Pages: 115
Place: Dortmund
Year: 2016
Publisher: Kettler
Size: 17 x 25 cm (approx.)

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