"with-without my friends" presents the dynamic photographic works by Christian Andersen. The conceptual artist and designer creates elaborate photographs via computermontage that reconstruct explosions of places and objects meticulously.
In Explosions and as in virtual reality, Andersen blasts places that are of special importance to him, for example his own studio and a friend's car. In addition to the five core pieces, he keenly assembles lowtech black and white photographies to illustrate temporal, spatial and human correlations. Andersen has a very strong personal relationship to all of the places and objects shown.
This emotional background is a premise for the dedication demanded for each pictorial explosion, i.e. approximately 3 months of intense work. The book project Explosions/ with-without my friends is Andersen's declared "monument" to his closest surroundings.