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Metropolis
2011

Metropolis

Matt Siber

THE UNTITLED PROJECT (China / Europe / North America, 2002-2011)

A dominant element in the modern urban landscape is the way that the public is constantly being bombarded with images and text. Matt Siber investigated how greatly use of text and pictures differed in three culturally homogeneous regions which otherwise differ greatly: China, Europe and North America. On the left, the resulting diptychs show the cityscapes stripped of texts; on the right, the texts that were removed. In this way the role that visual communication plays in the consumption of our public space becomes more visible – and with that, we become more aware of the power it exercises.

  • THE UNTITLED PROJECT (China / Europe / North America, 2002-2011)

  • THE UNTITLED PROJECT (China / Europe / North America, 2002-2011)

Biography

Matt Siber (United States, 1972) studied history and geography at the University of Vermont and photography at Columbia College in Chicago. His work has been shown on both sides of the Atlantic and supported by the Illinois Arts Council and Aaron Siskind Foundation.

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Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 17,50