1.09.2010

ROBERT VOIT: Cell Phone Trees

Photograph (c) Robert Voit /All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Robert Voit /All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Robert Voit /All Rights Reserved

ROBERT VOITS NEW TREES is "a work-in-progress since 2003, of mobile phone masts in the guise of artificial trees erected in real space in the U.S., Great Britain, South Africa, Korea, Italy and Portugal pays superficial tribute to a diffuse creative will driven by a basic desire for conciliation. To visually compensate for the dangers of electro-smog, mobile phone masts are given plastic “magic hoods” which simulate nature so that they then appear in the landscape as idealized forms of vegetation. The broad range of camouflage outfits includes deciduous trees and conifers, pines, palms and huge cacti. A lucrative manufacturing industry specializing in these artificial trees has emerged with considerable future potential; currently it is gaining a foothold on the European continent." – Christoph Schaden

JAN 13 - MAR 6

8 comments:

Rachel M. Wolfe said...

I'm really enjoying these photographs. Suddenly, it seems if work like this is coming into my radar. As if, all the minds, creative spirits of the world are sharing a similar thread, feeling and creating these exception new works. Thank you for sharing!

Lee said...

Mobile (cell) phone towers?

joo said...

All are terrific, but my favourite is the last one aginst this yellowish sky!

Totalfeckineejit said...

The third is wonderful.Love the mix of the painterly sky, the stark tree and the eyecatching vibrancy of the red truck.

ARCHERY AND ZEN said...

They are all very beautiful and original. Bye Alex

johnny said...

Ironic, isn't it. Still, Robert managed to get beautiful shots of them. Mundane subject, talented photographer.

Susan said...

Curiously erect and electrifying

Caio Fernandes said...

i am impressed by this post ... all in it .
the photos are good ...
a giant lollypop in the midle of the forest would get cool too !!
but i love everything that remembers pine ... i can't resist .