With a longing gaze mankind is looking to the horizon.
A place of hope, the destination of the pursuit of happiness, the unexplored frontier, a symbol for the unknown, calculable but not existent, a non-place, located in a utopia, unreachable yet so close. With each step the horizon moves ahead, always with us, always away from us. The horizon is the last limitation, it forms the threshold between the visible and the invisible, reality and fantasy, between immanence and transcendence. It is the purview of the individual reality of every human being where nothingness lies across. We're not able to look behind the curtain which covers the world beyond our world. But if we change our prospect transcending the horizon becomes possible.
AM—XX is the attempt to trespass the limiting sphere and to observe the unobservable.
We're joining photographer Geert Goiris in an expedition in the antarctica where he faces a "Whiteout" and the horizon gets out of sight. In an interview with the Dutch Designer Joost Grootens we discuss the connection between atlases, information design and artificial landscape. Martin Kollar shows ideological horizons in his photographic series "Field Trip" and France Barbot tells a story about the fate of asylum seeking persons
in Germany while Àbel Szalontai takes us to open waters.
Exclusively for this issue the Stuttgart-based Artist Sarah Luzia Huber is illustrating her own interpretation of near death experiences. The renowned illustrators Thomas Fuchs, Christoph Niemann, Niklaus Troxler and Nicholas Blechman are showing us their imagination of horizons.