CV119 - Thomas Kneubühler, Alpine Signals — Louis Perreault
CV119 - Thomas Kneubühler, Alpine Signals — Louis Perreault

CV119 - Thomas Kneubühler, Alpine Signals — Louis Perreault

Regular Price $2.00 CAD $0.00 CAD Price per unit by

Ciel variable 119 - Against Nature (Winter 2022)
Portfolios (Individual Article, Digital Version)

Thomas Kneubühler, Alpine Signals
Sans perte de signal | Without data loss

By Louis Perreault

By linking bucolic mountains and the reality of digital communications in the photobook Alpine Signals, Thomas Kneubühler underlines the contradictory, and yet inseparable, proximity between wild nature and the human hand. “A paradox is brought to light in these images: that which is visible reveals that which is not: the growing digitization of our lives,” writes Louis Perreault, who reminds us that photography today also depends “on a technological and material infrastructure whose importance we often forget.” The twenty-six cell towers that melt into the alpine landscape also evoke a historic artist book, Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations. “Like Kneubühler,” Perreault notes, “Ruscha repeatedly photographed the subject mentioned in the title of his book, probably also thinking about what implicitly, yet practically, causes society to advance.”

Details

Language : English & French
Digital Version : PDF, 7.9 Mb

Bibliographical Notice

Louis Perreault, “Thomas Kneubühler, Alpine Signals &mdash Without data loss” in Ciel variable, No. 119, Montréal, 2022, p. 22-31. 

Links


Share this article

English