how humans made god, 2014
The title of this bookwork came from a lecture given by the controversial New Zealand theologian Sir Lloyd Geering at the Auckland Writers Festival in 2013. Geering presented his idea that man invented God, rejecting the notion of God as a supernatural being. This book is not about how humans made God but simply a series of pictures that are open to interpretation and united in their inability to actually explain anything. This work considers the oneness of things where in many respects everything and nothing is God. By placing disparate pictures together in a photobook, Benge was interested in avoiding prioritising one thing over.
76 page, hardcover
177 x 250mm, 66 photographs
Published by Super Labom Japan in a limited edition of 500 (each book comes with one of five, each different, signed and numbered C prints, 15 x 10 cm.)