Images for Possible Future Use in the Harmonised System by Simo Karisalo
Everything seems to be in order. From the planning tables of government offices to hollow cityscapes and semi-real spaces of disaster anticipation. Images for Possible Future Use in the Harmonised System follows circular trails of human herds, on which imagination and images take concrete form and vice versa.
The book mainly consists of photographs, but it also contains written images, poems of sorts. The poems are compilations of clippings from the Common Customs Tariff of the European Union.
“I have navigated its terms of classification just as I have moved with my camera in nature, government offices and simulators, and then picked out excerpts and reassembled them into new systems.”
The need to organize is very human, but is there room for feeling and living beings in these orderly settings?
The book begins with a short story “Some Things” by Henna Raatikainen.
All texts in Finnish and English.
Size 22 x 28,5 cm
Perfect bound soft cover
Edition of 200