The concept of identity often seems like a container that can be filled with very different, even contradictory contents. With Particles, Boris Loder transforms the notion of identity as a container into sculptural photographs. His cubes contain found objects that reflect the character of various sites in Luxembourg in compressed form. In this way, assumptions about urban planning intentions are contrasted with actual use. Fast food on a sports field or a drug stash near a renowned bank allude to socio-geographical realities that only very rarely surface in popular notions of Luxembourg.

"With this series, Loder reinvents a new landscape model. While contributing to the evolution of the genre, he participates in reflections that lead to a better understanding of the phenomena that affect our environment."
(from Nathalie Herschdorfer's text "In the Landscape")

Particles was longlisted for "Deutschlands schönste Bücher 2020" (Germany's most beautiful books) by Stiftung Buchkunst

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Order the book at your local bookstore or online via Kehrer's web shop (signed copies available).

Publisher: KEHRER Verlag, Heidelberg/Berlin
Hardcover ca. 24 x 30 cm / 56 pages / 46 color illustrations
ISBN 978-3-86828-950-3 2019
Artist: Boris Loder
Texts: Hans Fellner, Nathalie Herschdorfer
Design: Hans Gremmen
With the support of: Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte's Fonds stART-up