The Truth Construction Finder by Anne Müchler & Nico Schmitz
Title: Encounter – Truth Construction
Artist: Anne Müchler & Nico Schmitz
Designer: Anne Müchler & Nico Schmitz
Editor: Anne Müchler & Nico Schmitz
Printer: SGV Reprostudio, Hilden, Germany
Publication date and place: Oktober 2017 / Düsseldorf, Germany
Format, binding: Softcover / exposed spine binding
Size: 30cm x 21 cm
Number of pages and images: 200 pages / 96 images
Type of printing and paper: Digital / 135gsm Profibulk, 80gsm Bengali, Caribic
Retail price: £55
Book description:How can images show or express the changeability and the fragility of myths and serve as a proof of their existence?
The starting-point of the investigation is the village Bugarach in the south of France as well as the mountain Pic de Bugarach. New Age followers believe the mountain has mystical powers, extending even to the belief that the village would be spared in the 2012 apocalypse.
The photographic work shows specific sites of the mountain and village in combination with spatially shaped objects, like abstract sculptures, black and white photographs treating the image as both representation as well as material object.
The book reflects on the way in which the myth of the village is constructed through, and affected by images in different media such as photography, film and literature. Encounter becomes a presentation of both a cultural and spiritual concept of place, as well as a reflection on the medium of photography.