Toni Lang


Graphic Design 
      (01) Paris-Vienna
      (02) Entre Ombres 
             Et Lumières

      (03) Beyou Lab
      (04) Fondation HCB
      (05) Stolen Moments
      (06) Fabric
      (07) Psyche n°64
      (08) Deco Sans
      (09) Taxi Driver
      (10) Opacité 0
      (11) CO2 Airtravel 
      (12) Enter The Void
      (13) The Connected Paper
      (14) Amen
      (15) New Vision Of Things
      (16) News On Paper
      (17) Meateaters

Photography  
     (01) India
     (02) Up In The Mountains
     (03) Sun, Sun, Sun
     (04) 14 Days In Vietnam
     (05) Sculpt Me
     (06) 80th Anniversary
     (07) Fashion Pattern
     (08) Chocolate
     (09) Kaffeehäuser
     (10) Les Puces
     (11) Myanmar
     (12) Stills
     (13) #PlacesOfWorship
     (14) 6 Months Abroad

Selected Work

Mark
Title : #PlacesOfWorship

        In the Digital Age, the manner and subject of worshiping has changed significantly through the increasing presence and use of social media. We examine similar structures about how religion and social networks are creating a sense of community and promising a better and ideal life by getting rewarded.

Digital culture gives us new opportunities to turn the mundane into something sacred and a new virtual space to worship not God but other Individuals appearances and lives. Karl Marx criticized “Religion as the Opium of the People”, which can be related to the use of social media nowadays (for example Instagram). We are getting addicted by creating a hyper perfect and artificial reality of our own lives by projecting images into the virtual world. We are not only creating but even more consuming distorted pictures of reality every day.

“The danger of it all is the illusion that it creates. The open window is not a window at all, but a paint on a wall. And you scratch it with your fingers and you wish that you were on the other side and you feel that because you are in touch with that reality.”

In #PlacesOfWorship we traveled through time, by placing our aesthetic Instagram-like pictures in the context of sacred places. We combined printed and digital mediums to investigate how the idea of image has changed through generations and questioning the meaning of self-valorization and self-preservation within an age that intersects with spirituality and technology.

Mark