Wednesday, March 18, 2009

the atom suit project

the photo series atom suit project by japanese sculpter/photographer/artist kenji yanobe shows suited figures roaming desolate, but strangely compelling landscapes. the mixture of dystopic imagery and the contemplative nature of the suited explorers create an all too familiar feeling of looking into a future that we have created for ourselves. are the suits needed for survival in this new old land, or are they merely housing visitors surveying the post event fallout? the seeming neccessity of the suit itself perversely reminds the viewer of the cushicle, an automated leisure environment suit created by archigram in the 1960s.

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