Driven by the catastrophe itself, mankind’s voyeurism is nowadays experiencing a satisfaction that has rarely existed before. The news coverage on the latest consequences of natural disasters are constantly overflowing in the superlatives of destruction. In his new work series Fire with Fire Julius von Bismarck questions the premises of media communication on natural catastrophes using the examples of forest fires. For a while now, the artist has intensively dealt with the causes and consequences of this natural phenomenon. He thereby traveled to five international fires, which have been part of the biggest fire season since recording until now, and accompanied the local fire department into the forests. With the insights he has created, von Bismarck – despite the omnipresent celebration of destruction - provides a new perspective on the relation between man and nature and the change in the recent present.
Archival pigment print on Photo Rag Baryta 160 × 240 cm, Edition: 1 + 1 A.P.
Starting bid: € 18.000.– ( Low estimate: € 36.000 - High estimate: € 54.000 )
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