Floating Worlds acts as a companion catalogue to the exhibition that artist Nicolò Degiorgis curated at foto-forum gallery in Bolzano/Bozen in May 2016. The show brought together the work of artists Daisuke Yokota and Max Pinckers on Japan.
The book couches the reflection on the representational capacity of the photographic medium central to the show in the pages of the volume, inviting the reader to unpack the papery bundle to take away and add layers of meaning throughout the leafing. Yokota’s work on the human body relies on the superimposition of layers to thicken a discourse on meaning, memory and visual history as these relate to photography. Pinckers reflects on the generic nature of documentary photography and asks why we see things the way that we do, or rather how we got there.
Floating Worlds aims to contribute both an artistic and a documentary reflection on the multilayered nature of photography as a medium and of the photographic book as a message.