The Merge – Scenes from a Simulated Reality
by Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen and Tobias Selnaes Markussen
About the project
In their ongoing project The Merge, the Danish photographers collective Sara Galbiati (1981), Peter Helles Eriksen (1984) and Tobias Selnaes Markussen (1982) explores developments in artificial intelligence and robotics, and visually interprets the possibility that we are already living inside a computer simulation.
They made the chapter ‘Scenes from a Simulated Reality’ exclusively for Forhanna, a futuristic worst-case-scenario that challenges the viewer to look into a future where man and machine merge.
The project was on display at the photography Biennale BredaPhoto, which was held from 5 September till 21 October 2018 in Breda, The Netherlands.
“a futuristic worst-case-scenario that challenges the viewer to look into a future where man and machine merge.”
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About the photographers
Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen and Tobias Selnaes Markussen
Peter Helles Eriksen (1984), Sara Brincher Galbiati (1981) and Tobias Selnaes Markussen (1982) are a photographers collective based in Copenhagen, Denmark. They joined forces in 2015, and had their first joint international exhibition a year later at Rencontres d’Arles 2016, where they released the book Phenomena.
They are represented by East Wing Galery (Dubai). In 2018, they were awarded the BJP International Photography Award.
Following the successful publication of the book The Merge, Sara Peter Tobias continue their project with an exhibition in Germany in 2022.
The Merge was published by RM publishers in 2020...
The Copenhangen-based photographers’ collective has finished the new chapter 'Scenes From a Simulated Reality' from The Merge and offer a personal tour.
Exhibitions by Geert van Kesteren and Sara, Peter & Tobias are recommended.
East Wing was founded in 2012 in Doha, Qatar.
A collective of three photographers from Denmark receives a Forhanna grant for their project ‘The Merge’.
What Forhanna did
type of support: Finance & Production grant
In November 2017, Forhanna awarded Sara, Peter & Tobias a working grant to make an exclusive exhibition for the international photography biennale BredaPhoto. An open call was released in mid 2017.
Over 60 photographers submitted their projects. A jury of representatives from BredaPhoto and Forhanna selected the works.