Hannes Wiedemann in conversation with Astrid Kaminiski
on his photo series Grinders and Bits and Pieces
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 challenge science, medicine and ethics equally.
Berlin-based photographer Hannes Wiedemann has been following the US-american bodyhacking community since 2015. 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'.
Present Futures Berlin is funded by
the Senate Department for Culture, Berlin