Future Cluster

SITUATIONS/Infrastructure

09.02.–22.04.2018

Every photographic image is a product defined by a specific technical, social and economic infrastructure. The organisation of camera, photographer, photographed object and viewer has differentiated into a myriad of processes of production, distribution and reception that expand through global networks and mobile devices. Photographs circulate as immaterial form through communication channels controlled by large corporations. While these complex infrastructures are increasingly invisible, they add additional layers of information to the image, expanding its meaning. What visible traces do the infrastructures of photography leave behind in the material world and its photographic image?

The cluster will be launched on Friday, 9 Februar 2018, from 6 p.m., together with the opening of Balthasar Burkhard.