The Merge – Scenes from a Simulated Reality

by Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen and Tobias Selnaes Markussen

Winners of the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award 2018.

About this project

In their ongoing project The Merge, the Danish photographers collective Sara Galbiati (1981), Peter Helles Eriksen (1984) and Tobias Selnaes Markussen (1982) explores developments in artificial intelligence and robotics, and visually interprets the possibility that we are already living inside a computer simulation.

They made the new chapter ‘Scenes from a Simulated Reality’ exclusively for Forhanna, a futuristic worst-case-scenario that challenges the viewer to look into a future where man and machine merge. The project will be on display at the photography Biennale BredaPhoto, which is held from 5 September till 21 October 2018 in Breda, The Netherlands.

About the artists

Peter Helles Eriksen (1984), Sara Brincher Galbiati (1981) and Tobias Selnaes Markussen (1982) are a photographers collective based in Copenhagen, Denmark. They joined forces in 2015, and had their first joint international exhibition a year later at Rencontres d’Arles 2016, where they released the book Phenomena. They are represented by East Wing Galery (Dubai). In 2018, they were awarded the BJP International Photography Award.

What Forhanna did

In November 2017, Forhanna awarded Sara, Peter & Tobias a working grant to make an exclusive exhibition for the international photography biennale BredaPhoto. An open call was released in mid 2017. Over 60 photographers submitted their projects. A jury of representatives from BredaPhoto and Forhanna selected the works.

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