For many years now, Jürgen Nefzger has focused his attention on the symptoms of the world's collapse, on weapons of life destruction, and on forces of resistance. His photographs and films act as revealers of a troubling wave of environmental transformation. More than simple accounts, his works are made more potent by the precision of the vision that comes with their critical stance. They highlight the impact of a political model built on economy and consumption. By photographing contemporary landscapes marked by industrial activity, Jürgen Nefzger captures the world's ongoing mutation. From the twin cooling towers of nuclear power plants to the modelised architecture of suburban housing estates, to what is currently left of the earth's glaciers, his photographs are an acute encapsulation of an incredible acceleration that forebodes dark prospects.
Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.