Palimpsest + Material Senescence

Project Types: Photography, Publication

Years Involved: 2012–2014

Engagement: Photography, writing, crowdfunding, design, printing, distribution and sales (click here to buy)

Description: Palimpsest asks the question, “What happens to human artifice after the fact?” The photo book documents the author’s archaeological investigations of abandoned sites in and around Berlin, casting Nature as a pivotal actor. Material Senescence borrows the term ‘senescence’ from biology to describe the ecological aging of architectural fabric. Text and photographs speculate upon the unpredictable braking down of materials in the built environment.

 

Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
“Werdende Orte” by Manuel Wischnewski. Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
“Palimpsest” by Benjamin Busch. Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
“Transience: the Nature of Architecture” by Mark Minkjan. Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
“Material Senescence” by Benjamin Busch. Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch
Photo: Benjamin Busch

 

Sales: post -at- benbusch -dot- info