Tillmans stresses that it's not a big deal for the work, but he started to use a digital camera for this series. He ended up traveling to many places in Asia, presumably because this was a place that was "newer" to him. It turns out that he's also extremely interested in astronomy, and there are quite a few images of the stars as well, including some that he took when he visited the European Southern Observatory in Chile. Despite this cosmic scale, though, Tillmans is actually quite focused on small phenomena, and how they could relate to a larger understanding of the (new) world. His description of the development of car headlights is fascinating: "Over the last ten years, I have followed how car headlights have increasingly become highly technical and transformed to complex light sculptures, and have a more aggressive look about them now. They've been 'overbred' far beyond the necessary technical requirements. I see an immediate connection between this aggressive design and the increasingly tougher competition rhetoric in the world."