Surface Tension - Andreas Lisander


Andreas Lisander - Surface Tension


24 pages

first edition of 10

signed and numbered

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During his stay in Tokyo in 2017, Andreas Lisander noticed a certain behaviour in the people around him that he would later compare to the following phenomenon: „At liquid-air interfaces, surface tension results from the greater attraction of liquid molecules to each other (due to cohesion) than to the molecules in the air (due to adhesion). The net effect is an inward force tat its surface that causes the liquid to behave as if its surface were covered with a stretched elastic membrane.“

He made this comparison referencing the strong collective identity of what would otherwise seem like an extremely individualistic and self-expressive nation, creating a tension unlike any other place he has visited before.

‚Surface Tension‘ is a photobook consisting of eleven beautifully spread out images, each one of them skilfully constructed, using a technique that has proven itself as crucial in this specific context: The use of state of the art digital medium format technology allows for an image quality of extreme detail, resulting in what seems like a flat surface full of details that would otherwise be overlooked.

Driven by what started as a feeling and then turned into an abstract construct, Andreas Lisander was able to transform these fragments into picture-turned poetry.

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