Robert Voit has discovered a completely new species of plant that he calls “new trees” – cellular phone antennae of steel, fiberglass and plastic, camouflaged as trees. The unusual new life form is now at home all over the world. There are pine trees, palm trees, cypresses, cacti and deciduous trees. Some are in the desert or in newly planted forests, others in fields and parking lots, next to highways and in housing developments. They seek fertile ground near technical facilities; many are surrounded by fences. In the USA, South Africa and throughout Europe, Voit photographed the antenna trees and put them together in an arboretum, a very special botanical garden full of peculiar woods. The viewer of Voit’s photographs will look at the world another way in the future and ask: “What is real and what is illusion?”
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Text by Christoph Schaden
120 pages, 60 colour plates
Clothbound hardcover with dust jacket