Henrik Spohler – In Between



“Henrik Spohler’s most recent project takes us into that difficult-to-access intermediate realm of logistics where commodities are transhipped at an ever increasing speed: the freight areas of airports, the labyrinths of railway tracks in large shunting yards, the warehouses of international haulage contractors, the container terminals of sea ports. Photographed in six different countries, these special zones, streamlined for ruthless efficiency, develop an aesthtic of their very own that oscillates between clear structure, an almost meditative monotony and a gigantism the sheer dimensions of which often go beyond man’s powers of imagination. In these places, all individuality has been rationalised away; it is scarcely possible to say whether the scenario is in Europe or Asia. Here, consumer society has created itself a seemingly fictional nameless realm of pure functionality.”


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