Plethora Magazine, based out of Copenhagen, Denmark, is a biannual publication that produces what one would consider more to be curated selections of fine art reproductions than a conventional magazine. The final format is a substantial 70x50cm (about 27.5 x 20″) portfolio of stunning prints, every issue being a beautiful work of art in and of itself. The production of each is just as remarkable, bordering on theatrical:
“Skillfully printed by the monks of a Hindu temple, Plethora Magazine pays homage to the unique qualities of artisanal printing tradition and offers a purist vision for the future expression of the printed magazine – along with a quiet ode to all things left behind by fast track digitization. No noise, no ads and no logos, just 52 pages of poster-size visual indulgence and tales from the life less ordinary presented in a careful blend of quirky archive material, wondrous art prints and contemporary artist features.” (– from the website)
I am truly honored to be featured in Plethora’s impressive Issue #7, curated around the theme of “Automation”. Completely relevant to so many of my latest mirror work images, the collection in this issue deals with fragmentation of the human body image, notions of a mechanized humanity, and investigates the once-sci-fi-but-now-very-real potential of artificial consciousness.