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SF Photofairs 2017: Phenomena


What lies behind the UFO phenomena? A commercially profitable story, a delusion with social consequences, a religious myth or a physical phenomenon?

The Copenhagen based artistic collective: Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen and Tobias Selneas Markussen are the authors of Phenomena – a collection of images and text that examine the modern myth of ETs and UFOs. On a deeper level the work strives to achieve an understanding of this modern aspect of humanity’s eternal search for substance and fear of meaninglessness.

Through an investigative journey in the states of Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona, the collective documented an alternative religion—a religion where neither God nor mankind is at the centre of the universe.

With Phenomena the artists present their empirically collected material and encourage the viewer to take a critical but open-minded look at the work, because the complexity of the subject and constant flow of changing information mean that the pieces can be combined in infinite ways.

Sara, Peter and Tobias use an anthropological approach in the making of Phenomena. Their aim is to collect as much documentation as possible and maintain a non-judgmental attitude when meeting their informants. The group believes this approach maximizes the chances of excavating something that eventually could lead to a new understanding.

Phenomena, presented by East Wing Gallery
At PHOTOFAIRS in San Francisco
January 27-29, 2017
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123

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