Selbstoptimierung / Self-Optimisation
- A monograph on the work of artist collective SCHAUM, reflecting society’s self-optimisation craze, conceptualising the possibility of a post human being
- Text in English and German
Since 2009, the artist collective SCHAUM operates in lieu of the average person, upon which the experimental set-ups for the current processes of self-optimising are imposed. In photographic series, sculptures, installations, and performances the test subjects as well as simple found objects are alienated, conceptually “abused”, and fused with old-masterly allegories and Christian iconography. SCHAUM are “already on their way to a post-human variation” of the defective human being, from which eventually “an artificial creature, an artefact of itself” (Jean-Pierre Wils) shall arise.
Text in English and German.
- 26th May 2021
- World excluding Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the US & Canada
- 270 mm x 215 mm
- 144 Pages
- 108 color