About the Book
Each of Appointed Habitus Set‘s photographic projects is based on extensive research into different genres of commercial photography: Habitus (2012) features images from online retailers of Christian liturgical clothing; Appointed (2016) consists solely of images from announcements for contemporary art projects on e-flux; and for Set (2020) Katja Eydel rephotographed the packaging of children’s clothing. Together, these three projects form a ruthless taxonomy of our commercialized digital imaginary. The photographic works have been re-imagined and re-formatted for this large-format publication. They are accompanied by a specially written text by Mike Sperlinger, which examines the relationship of digital photography to language, faith and commerce. Monroe Books
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About the Artist
Katja Eydel holds the professorship for photography at the AdBK in Nuremberg, Germany. In her photographic work, she explores and debunks social concepts through visual investigation. Her work has been shown at the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst Berlin, Camera Austria Graz, the Finnish Museum of Photography Helsinki and the Kunstverein Schwerin, among others.
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Monroe Books is a Berlin-based publishing house founded by Daniela Burger and Susanne Bürner in 2016. They focus on art, writing and music projects, where the need for publishing is an implication. They see the physical object of the book as a means for intercultural exchange and discourse for which they provide a platform in form of events.