Berlin: Thomas Demand


I went to the big Thomas Demand show at the Neue Nationalgalarie, it was very good, but I'd seen all but one or two new ones before. The captioning system was tackled in a nice way: instead of the normal wall mounted caption, there were glass topped display cases near each piece, with a book open on a particular text, relevant to each photograph. One paragraph struck me in particular, talking of the future of memory, how there soon will be no employment that requires the worker to have any memory, as all information will be digitalised and archived in this public Google-cloud.
This picture was taken a few days earlier, during the hanging. I had my greasy nose pressed up against the beautiful Mies van der Rohe windows, admiring this rude bit of Festool hardware.

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