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Letters from utopia
Letters from Utopia' is a documentary photographic research [project] that studies groups who wish to extend the human life span extremely or even aim to become immortal. For this project, Daan Paans visited five different movements and their key players who aim at a utopian world order. The stories range from occult belief systems of the past to a more scientific outlook for the future. … Groups include the remnants of the Cross-Correspondences (contact with those living in an 'afterlife'), the Aumists (a polytheistic community with a once supposedly immortal leader), FM-2030 (a trans-humanist movement, wherein the laws of human existence bound by nature are stretched or even surpassed), the Cryonicists (whose members are frozen after their death in the hope of later being revived) and the Life Extension Institute (a physiological prevention of the ageing process.)
158 p. : ill. ; 20 x 16 cm.
Artists' booksLongevity--Pictorial worksImmortality--Pictorial worksCryonicsPhotography, Artistic
artists' books (books)
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The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on an Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension.