Aluminium Hardcover, 21x18cm,
Although the main focus of over 900 inventories of the mill company Schloemann AG is focused on the description and cataloging of their machines, humans appear again and again, who are in interaction with the machines. The question of whether the photographer has moved the people consciously into the picture to show their everyday work with the machine or whether the people actually worked on the machine and have been pictured by accident remains open.
The people who are shown in these 74 reproduced photographs of this book are like foreign bodies. Seemingly bored, they press the control elements of the highly technological machines and observe how they perform their tasks. The work of the people could not be more banal: they start, stop and monitor the operations of the individual machines in which all processes are automatic. The user interface, which is also called the human-machine interface, allows the people to interact with the machine.
The machine becomes a part of men, thus the men becomes a part of it.