Paul Lovis Wagner
NOOR - State of Exception
Paul Lovis Wagner, 25, studied Journalism, Photography and Political Science at Sciences Po Paris, EGE Rabat, FH Hanover and FU Berlin. His work is driven by curiosity and the will to change something for the better. Being trapped in contradictions he reports about migration, social movements and politics. He is part of the jib-collective.
State of Exception
©Paul Lovis Wagner – jib-collective (on going project)
In July 2017 more than 13000 police forces will come to Hamburg from all over Germany. The summit of the 20 biggest world economies will take place in the town hall and the exhibition halls. Trump, Erdoğan and Putin are among the attending G20 presidents. The politicians will be secured in an architecture of power. Police is gearing up and lately bought new tanks and machine guns.
Paul Lovis Wagner visually investigates the state of exception as governance strategy. He visits key places of the summits and their preparation. In times of growing detachment between the rulers and the ruled, his focus lies on the representations of (in-)security and power.