Within the contemporary climate, image production has developed to an artificial process of manipulation and post-production. Sophie König, in her introduction to EIDOS, explains that “As a result, the glossy and highly processed images often make their object unrecognizable as it loses its familiar context.” Through a lens of hyper-perfection, operating at the interface between photography and computer-generated image, Faisst’s photographs ultimately call into question the production and perception of reality.
EIDOS By Tobias Faisst
EIDOS is published by Zurich-based publishing house Transform, and based on its mission statement to overcome the limitations of conventional media manifests itself in two different forms: First, as an artist book, and second, as a digital space that overcomes the given limitations and linearity of a book as an analog media. On www.eidos.digital (developed together with Berlin-based design studio New Now) the pictures are made accessible in a way that is inherently anchored in the virtual realm and that adds a three-dimensional layer to Faisst’s work. By choosing to present EIDOS as both a book and a digital experience, the work’s main topic is mirrored in its outlets.