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Live like This!

Live like This!Live Like This
Bitter Weber
Camera Austria
German and English

Texts by Catherine David, Reinhard Braun, Jeff Derksen,  Neil Smith,  Bik Van der Pol , Ken Lum, Andrea Geyer, Jayce Salloum, Marina Grzinic, David Thorne and Julia Meltzer (The Speculative Archive).
Edited by Reinhard Brau

196 pages
195 x 245 mm
ISBN 9783900508586


Live Like This! traces Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber’s long-term engagement with the processes restructuring the city into this uneven landscape of neoliberal spaces, national spaces, and self-organized communities. This creative destruction of cities, and the creative resistances it produces, are represented both coolly and analytically in Bitter and Weber’s works, mediated through the rationalizing optics and perspectives of architecture and photography and artistic practices more broadly. But it is more accurate and acute to say that the projects in LIVE LIKE THIS! represent the sites where the global project of neoliberalism hits localized and nationalized contexts and is either absorbed into the culturally and place-specific contexts of Europe, North America, and South America or is met with forms of living, organizing, and dwelling that reject or confound the market-driven policies and atomizing effects of the neoliberalization of urban space. With the aid of precisely constructed images as interventions into circumstances of representation, they investigate the changes arising from social conflicts and contradictions of modernism as they collide with contemporary forms of globalisation.

About the Artists
Since 1993, Vancouver and Vienna based artists Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber have worked on projects addressing cities, architecture, and the politics of representation and of space. Mainly working in the media of photography and video their research-oriented practice engages with specific moments and logics of the global-urban change as they take shape in neighborhoods, architecture, and everyday life. Since 2004 members of the cultural collective Urban Subjects US (Bitter/Derksen/Weber).

About the Publisher
Camera Austria is an Austrian publisher based in Graz with a focus on photography as a medium of contemporary art. They also publish a magazine and have a library and exhibition space.

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