The first installment of FUTURE, an ongoing series of publications by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, explores how our conceptions of the future have changed over the past few decades, how that affects our take on the present and our reactions to changes that lie ahead.
Re-created by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs for the most part out of archival material, the pictures in this book constitute a material exploration of the fact that every vision or illustration of the future is bound to be a collage of images drawn from the past.
Using a combination of large-format analog photography and various digitally controlled laser technologies, the artists have created a visual world that makes a science fiction allusions and takes an associative approach to an emotional world that swings back and forth between the optimism of the artists' childhood and the dystopianism of the present day and age.
Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs (born 1979 respectively in Zurich and Winterthur, now based in Berlin) studied photography at the Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK. Since 2003, they work together on photography, film and installation projects.