Simon VansteenwinckelWuhan Radiography
Wuhan Radiography is a surprising book about a series of black and white silver images taken by the Belgian photographer Simon Vansteenwinckel. He ventures through his computer screen into the Chinese city of Wuhan before the pandemic. The illusion is total and indescribable. Using a special film, Washi-F, which was originally used as a medical X-ray film to diagnose lung diseases, Simon dismantles our preconceptions in a disturbing way.
We no longer know where we are. The images appear real and ghostly, beautiful and overexposed, sometimes irradiated. The flash he uses creates a luminous halo hovering over the city like an observing star with panoptic power. The text by the philosopher and poet Johan Grzelczyk makes us slide little by little into this glittering night. His words follow one another, break up, hide under the shadows and question our way of populating the world.
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- Format31 x 21 cm