‘Above the Cloud’ is an atlas about social networks archeology, death and digital footprints left in distress on the internet.
This complex subject gets understandable by creating a coherent object, both in its structure, its imagery and the layout. Editing the book in the form of an atlas (and playing with the different notions associated to this format) and adding various forms of visual rhetoric (associations of images, illustrations, data visualisation, text), the aim was to create an ‘atmosphere’ favorable to the understanding of the subject. The result is a book-object with several levels of interpretation.
Most texts by Jed Brubaker
Exhibited at: Vanishing Point, curated by A.E. Benenson – bitforms, New York City, 2013; Le Livre Imaginé – Dans Cinquante Ans d’Ici, curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk – Les Territoires, Montréal, 2014; Fahrenheit 39 art book fair, curated by Roland Früh, Angelo Benedetto – Ravenna, 2015
Hardcover made of glass, 17 × 24 cm, 248 pages, ECAL / 2012