Christian Waldvogel. Earth Extremes
Nine Projects Made of Space and Time
In Christian Waldvogel. Earth Extremes, the artist uses photography and digital imagery to examine our world within the solar system.
1st edition, 2010
Text English and German
496 pages, 223 color and 58 b/w illustrations
21 x 31.5 cm
“When producing works of art, the artist judges a piece’s themes from a point of view that is characteristic of his beliefs and to the perspective that he takes on things. In many cases, this point of view is set outside the system the piece is about. Besides criticizing given facts, an outside point of view gives a perspective onto things that is free from preoccupation and them-inherent perception.”
So writes the architect, musician, and programmer Christian Waldvogel (*1971) in Christian Waldvogel. Earth Extremes, a collection of nine of his projects from the last several years. For the pieces in Christian Waldvogel. Earth Extremes, Waldvogel situates his point of view in space, using photography and digital imagery to examine our world within the solar system. In Top of the World, for example, Waldvogel imagines approaching the Earth from another galaxy, as though he was an alien traveling from another planet. In another, Waldvogel imagines Galileo’s fate had he the opportunity to observe the Earth from the Moon. Combining data from space research with experimental art and imagination, Christian Waldvogel. Earth Extremes offers readers a glimpse of what it’s like to travel through the final frontier.
Designed by Jonas Voegeli and Christian Waldvogel.