Thomas Sing: UNTIL I BREAK – an archeology of desire – Self published limited edition book of 300, signed, numbered & sealed 144 pages of previously unreleased images and texts linen hard-cover with gold embossing, Swiss binding, gilt edged measurements: 33.3x24.7x2.2 cm Inscription and intensity, memory and desire, lines and disruptions, blanks, abysses... Thomas Sing's first book comes to grips with the intellectual and artistic references of more than two decades. It is an open invitation to hunt down their traces, a visual journey, just as tender as it is violent. By no means an anthology but a completely original work coming full-circle, providing a base for his new projects to dock onto. With all its images shot on film, and its texts flashing through, Until I Break sets memories free, just to sweep them away. In their up-lighting, yet even more in their fading, they refer straight to that inner experience to which Sing's newest works are aiming.
Thomas Sing studied Literature, Philosophy and Psychology, with a focus on Semiotics and French authors and thinkers. He completed his M.A. with a thesis on D.A.F. de Sade, Georges Bataille and Friedrich Nietzsche. After 3 years of teaching at the University of Augsburg, lecturing on advertising, fashion and media, he left to pursue an active career in Photography. His pictures have so far been published nationally and internationally in publications such as Vogue, L'Officiel, Madame, Qvest, F.A.Z. Magazin and Süddeutsche Zeitung. But his intellectual background was soon to haul him back in and to become the fundament of his artistic work.