Das Flüstern der Dinge
In 2008, Zürich-based Swiss artist and filmmaker Thomas Krempke (b. 1957, Zermatt) began taking pictures every day, printing them, writing about them and pasting them into notebooks. The upshot is the massive hardcover artist’s book, Das Flüstern der Dinge (The Whisper of Things), a log of the artist’s perceptions, a photographic diary and a cartography. Krempke takes photographs wherever he happens to be, of whatever he chances upon in everyday life. Yet the camera seems to delve ever deeper beneath surface appearances, taking us on an almost microscopic journey into hitherto unseen, undiscovered realms beyond the day to day into a parallel world in which everyday objects have dignity, grandeur and poetry—a new significance, a coded version of an artist’s life, as in a memory or a dream. In his montage of over 800 pictures, elegantly sequenced with diary entries, Krempke shares with us his day-to-day perceptions and ultimately his conception of the world.
Hardcover / 6 ½ x 8 ²⁄³ in. / 628 pp / 600 color
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