Michael Najjar berlin

Dimensions:
120 x 180 cm (60 x 90 cm) / 48 x 70 inches (25,6 x 28 inches)

Description:
Taken from the netropolis series, a series of twelve hybrid-photographies. Hybrid photography, lightjet-print, aludibond, diasec. Edition of 6. Image © Michael Najjar. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2003-2006

Michael Najjar dubai

Dimensions:
120 x 180 cm (60 x 90 cm) / 48 x 70 inches (25,6 x 28 inches)

Description:
Taken from the netropolis series, a series of twelve hybrid-photographies. Hybrid photography, lightjet-print, aludibond, diasec. Edition of 6. Image © Michael Najjar. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2003-2006

Michael Najjar hong kong

Dimensions:
120 x 180 cm (60 x 90 cm) / 48 x 70 inches (25,6 x 28 inches)

Description:
Taken from the netropolis series, a series of twelve hybrid-photographies. Hybrid photography, lightjet-print, aludibond, diasec. Edition of 6. Image © Michael Najjar. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2003-2006

Michael Najjar london

Dimensions:
120 x 180 cm (60 x 90 cm) / 48 x 70 inches (25,6 x 28 inches)

Description:
Taken from the netropolis series, a series of twelve hybrid-photographies. Hybrid photography, lightjet-print, aludibond, diasec. Edition of 6. Image © Michael Najjar. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2003-2006

Michael Najjar los angeles

Dimensions:
120 x 180 cm (60 x 90 cm) / 48 x 70 inches (25,6 x 28 inches)

Description:
Taken from the netropolis series, a series of twelve hybrid-photographies. Hybrid photography, lightjet-print, aludibond, diasec. Edition of 6. Image © Michael Najjar. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2003-2006

Michael Najjar mexico

Dimensions:
120 x 180 cm (60 x 90 cm) / 48 x 70 inches (25,6 x 28 inches)

Description:
Taken from the netropolis series, a series of twelve hybrid-photographies. Hybrid photography, lightjet-print, aludibond, diasec. Edition of 6. Image © Michael Najjar. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2003-2006

Michael Najjar new york

Dimensions:
120 x 180 cm (60 x 90 cm) / 48 x 70 inches (25,6 x 28 inches)

Description:
Taken from the netropolis series, a series of twelve hybrid-photographies. Hybrid photography, lightjet-print, aludibond, diasec. Edition of 6. Image © Michael Najjar. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2003-2006

Michael Najjar paris

Dimensions:
120 x 180 cm (60 x 90 cm) / 48 x 70 inches (25,6 x 28 inches)

Description:
Taken from the netropolis series, a series of twelve hybrid-photographies. Hybrid photography, lightjet-print, aludibond, diasec. Edition of 6. Image © Michael Najjar. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2003-2006

Michael Najjar peking

Dimensions:
120 x 180 cm (60 x 90 cm) / 48 x 70 inches (25,6 x 28 inches)

Description:
Taken from the netropolis series, a series of twelve hybrid-photographies. Hybrid photography, lightjet-print, aludibond, diasec. Edition of 6. Image © Michael Najjar. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2003-2006

Michael Najjar sao paulo

Dimensions:
120 x 180 cm (60 x 90 cm) / 48 x 70 inches (25,6 x 28 inches)

Description:
Taken from the netropolis series, a series of twelve hybrid-photographies. Hybrid photography, lightjet-print, aludibond, diasec. Edition of 6. Image © Michael Najjar. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2003-2006

Michael Najjar shanghai

Dimensions:
120 x 180 cm (60 x 90 cm) / 48 x 70 inches (25,6 x 28 inches)

Description:
Taken from the netropolis series, a series of twelve hybrid-photographies. Hybrid photography, lightjet-print, aludibond, diasec. Edition of 6. Image © Michael Najjar. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2003-2006

Michael Najjar tokyo

Dimensions:
120 x 180 cm (60 x 90 cm) / 48 x 70 inches (25,6 x 28 inches)

Description:
Taken from the netropolis series, a series of twelve hybrid-photographies. Hybrid photography, lightjet-print, aludibond, diasec. Edition of 6. Image © Michael Najjar. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2003-2006

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Michael Najjar
netropolis

The work series entitled netropolis is an exploration of the way global cities will develop in the future. Of similar magnitude to the impact of the industrial revolution in the late 19th century, it is now computer networks and the information society based on them which are the main vehicles for change, the key elements transforming the face of our urban living spaces.

Three main components characterize this transformation: space becomes the image of space, the city itself becomes a terminal as real space fuses with telematic space. In the telematic society material embodiment is further supplemented and extended by virtual representation: the so-called “tele-polis”. Telematic space endows the urban environment with a new form of structure, intermingling with it and giving birth to a completely unprecedented form of urban space.

The panoramic view transforms the reality of urban spatial structure into landscape. The digital fusion of panoramic views taken from different angles transforms the landscape into a woven fabric of relationships which is abstract and multi-layered yet still underpinned by a geographic reference point.

Michael Najjar

Viewing the city from a distance inverses the perceptual order of objects viewed in close-up. The view from afar is oriented on what is clearly visible from a distance and provides a context for objects which appear too close when viewed close up and thus retain their strangeness. In virtual space, however, distance and proximity lie on the selfsame level. The different cities and relationship strands need first to be combined and interwoven before they can give rise to a completely unprecedented and imaginary form of urbanity – the telematic netropolis.

The netropolis series of works portrays the megacities of Berlin, London, Mexico City, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Shanghai and Tokyo. The work series comprises of eight hybrid-photographies, one video work and one image sculpture.

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Portrait photo © Thomas Rusch Michael Najjar is a German artist, adventurer and – future astronaut. Born in 1966, he has lived and worked in Berlin since 1988. His work is shown in museums, galleries and biennials around the world. He works with Photography and Video. The focus of his work is on key elements of our modern society driven and controlled by computer and information technologies. Najjar,...