In rural small towns in the United States hackers are working on the fusion of man and machine. They develop devices and gadgets to implant into their own bodies, becoming guinea pigs of a transhuman future. Their risky experiments and strong faith into technology’s emancipatory potential challenges science, medicine and ethics equally.
The photographer followed the US-american bodyhacking community in 2015/16. His series, depicting makeshift arrangements and close-up surgeries, offers a counterproposal to the sleek visual iconography that commonly surrounds topics like 'enhancement' and 'future'.
selected press & features
British Journal of Photography (BJP)
GUP magazine #53HKW Technosphere Magazine
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