As If

This book of photographs is the long-awaited sequel to Uta Eisenrich’s A NOT B (2010), wherein quotidian items are again staged and captured through the camera’s unblinking eye. Yet the images are no longer set in the innocent atmosphere of the preschool years, when the world is read through analogies, but catapulted into a darker space of representation at the cusp of adolescence, against the backdrop of a hyper-commercialised world. The compositions create a distinctive play with logic, language, and meaning. Objects transform from their humble selves into abstract shapes discharged of meaning, or alternately into advertisements for themselves, charged with desire or bad omens of an ominous future. Let’s add to the publishers’ words that Julia Born’s impeccable design makes this book a very special visual essay.

Published by ROMA Publications, 2021
Design by Julia Born
Artists' Books / Photography

Price: 42€