Osiris, 2018, Face-mounted archival print on dibond, 58in x 71.5in
The three large-format photographs Osiris, Parallels of Artistic and Industrial Ensembles, and Principles of Power each juxtapose an image from office design catalogues with an architectural drawing by Albert Speer. Albert Speer was Adolf Hitler’s chief architect and a prominent member of the Nazi party. His buildings and architectural designs, including his comprehensive vision for a grand Berlin under Hitler, are characterized by classicism, monumentalism, efficiency and a dislike for ornament that reflects the Nazi’s assumed superiority, racial purity, and power. By comparing these seemingly disparate images, Erbacher prompts the viewer to ask questions about the organising principles, hierarchies and power relationships behind corporate bureaucracy and oppressive regimes such as fascism.
Principles of Power, 2018, Face-mounted archival print on dibond, 58in x 88in
Parallels of Artistic and Industrial Ensembles, 2018, Face-mounted archival print on dibond, 58in x 90in