Mannequins | 2015-2017

published at Kerber Publisher 2018, 128 pages, 63 color ill., german, english, ISBN: 978-3-7356-0334-0

 

...In his social theory on the postmodern state, Jean Baudrillard used the concept of simulacra and simulation to describe the process of how the distinction between original and copy rapidly fade, and in the current discourses of the power and danger of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, these dummies, with their innocently genuine appearance can almost serve as a relief…

Tor Seidel is thus rightly sensing that these are not simple road and construction signs, merely reminding us of an actual traffic situation, much more they disclose something alarmingly perturbing, yet amusingly thought-provoking concerning our contemporary condition...

Zoltán Somhegyi "On the Mannequins of Tor Seidel", 2018