concept in | or | out

Wolfgang Nebel in | or | out Lyon 2015

It is the ubiquity and availability of communication and information on the Internet - anywhere, anytime, anything - that change our lives. Distances are shrinking, the temporal density increases, we move simultaneously in parallel worlds. From these we get fragments of information and try to orient ourselves. We can never be sure whether our world-picture composed of such mosaic stones is close to reality or is the result of manipulations or of a self-chosen echotry. With the photographs of his series "in | or | out " Nebel causes the viewer to reconstruct the situations of the location. The pictures show everyday scenes, photographed through and against window panes or mirrors. They are fragmented by the reflections and transparencies - comparable to the information on the Internet.

The work was developed around the world in a variety of places, so that the globalization and partial interchangeability of the places becomes clear in a further level. Authentically all photographs of the series were taken with a smartphone and were only increased with a smartphone app in their contrast. The works are presented in large format behind acrylic.


A book is available on the project.