Every photographic image is the product of a specific technological, social and economic infrastructure. The system of camera, photographer, object and viewer long ago differentiated itself into vast range of processes of production, distribution and reception. Now, photographs predominantly circulate as data, distributed across global networks and mobile devices via communication channels controlled by multinational corporations. In the process, their complex structures increasingly impede transparency and their framework of meaning is expanded through additional layers of information. The current cluster examines the traces left behind by the infrastructure of photography, both in the material world and in its photographic representation.
With works by Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen, Simon Davies, Antye Guenther, Claire Hentschker, Network Ensemble, Steven Pippin, and more.
Kindly supported by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.