Through which framing do we perceive images? How does their reception change depending on editorial decisions? How comprehensively is our perception of global events influenced by their media treatment? Which forms of contextualization come closest to what is actually happening? Can there be reporting that objectively reflects this? – Mira Anneli Naß
For politically read conceptual artist and photographer Jonas Höschl, the design studio Complex Pleasures created a unique artist book. The publication gathers numerous theorists, artists, as well as authors who, in our increasingly fragile present moment, respond to Höschl’s work, and the media theoretical questions it provokes. The book’s design combines Helvetica Now and Times Ten for a classic, plain layout with a modern and bold twist that puts the focus on the theoretical texts. In addition, it features illustrations by Karin Kolb, which float around somewhere between political protest banners and associative symbols.
Politik von Medienbildern (“Politics of Media Images”) is available via Hatje Cantz.