Lecture date: 2006-02-03
Known for his photographs of meticulously constructed environments of cardboard and paper, Thomas Demand uses source material from historical, political and media images. The resultant work enables an eerie merging of boundaries between the imagined and the real. His painstaking craftsmanship means that the photographs often look at first glance like real places. Critic Neville Wakefield observed that Demand ‘proposes architecture as silent witness to the pathologies of social disturbance’.
Thomas Demand lives and works in Berlin. Lecture introduced and chaired by Parveen Adams.