I Know I Will See What I Have Seen Before

Thomas Albdorf

Colour offset printing, paperbound
hardcover with dust jacket.
Stochastic rasterisation.
Three different types of paper.
Edition of 300
20 x 26 cm, 112 pages
58 colour and 32 b/w plates.
Edit and design by Lodret Vandret
and the artist.
ISBN 978-87-92988-12-6

Out of print

Looking at Austria and how it is constructed and constituted within a common image space, the concept of mountains, of an alpine landscape that functions as surface for multiple projections is prevalent; be it within the classic 1960s Heimatfilm, advertising, or political propaganda.

I Know I Will See What I Have Seen Before aims towards reconstructing and abstracting this mountainous visual space via various methods of image production, ranging from appropriated scanned material, digitally altered photographic images, studio settings etc., whilst also discussing the images’ productional circumstances. The works depart from their indexical referents, creating possibilities to become different images. One mountain can signify a different mountain, clouds can be petrified, water can become dust.