DI_GI_TA_LIS,
A PLANT SCAN PROJECT

DI_GI_TA_LIS - NEW RELEASED ARTIST MONOGRAPH. An overview of the performative series, which started in 2000. A “poetry of the technical” in art at the interface of device, interface and intermediality.

DI_GI_TA_LIS presents a series of fascinating plant portrayals. The local useful plants are not photographed following to the central perspectival principle of the camera obscura, but captured by a high-resolution flatbed scanner. The book provides an overview of the performative series of the “Plant Scans” by Achim Mohné, who since the 1990s has been dealing with a “poetry of the technical” in art at the intersection of device, interface and intermediality. The essays from the fields of philosophy, art history, social psychology, medicine, and media studies enrich the post- photographic discourse that has evolved in conjunction with the digitization of visual media. Mohné understands the function of the image as a link between social intermedia actions, placing DI_GI_TA_LIS in the ethical-ecological context of current debates on sustainability: perceiving what nature unconditionally offers. Authors: Clemens Krümmel, Eicke Latz and Anette Christ, Daniel Tyradellis, Judith Elisabeth Weiss, Harald Welzer and Siegfried Zielinski.


Edited and designed by Uta Kopp

Details

Artist monograph with over 50 artworks illustrated

Editor Achim Mohné and Uta Kopp
Graphic design Uta Kopp
Publishing House Hatje Cantz

Printed by NPN Drukkers, Breda
100% ecological and sustainable printing

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Shows:


Achim Mohné
Gegessen wird, was auf den Tisch kommt
(Eat what you are served)
Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg 2000

Achim Mohné
Fische, Krebse, Schalentiere und Erzeugnisse daraus
(fish, crustaceans, shellfish and products thereof)
Neues Kunstforum, Cologne 2010

Achim Mohné
The Vegan Scanning Cooking Printing Project - A Performance
Galerie Judith Andreae, Bonn 2017

 

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