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Photography

 

 

Medium
Pigment Print on Hahnemühle Paper

Dimensions
21 × 29,7 cm

Edition
7 + 3 AP each

Date
2016 – ongoing

Excerpts from an ongoing research, the photographs presented here are appropriated and altered selfies taken from instagram users‘ feeds. Social media and networking applications have aggressively expanded into an everyday sphere of social interactions, transforming the tropes and times in which „we come together“. Shooting selfies belongs to today’s  photographic routine practices. In their most popular use selfies are similar to the  practice of tagging in graffiti cultures. You leave your name on as many walls as possible, showing others your passage through places – and eventually through life:

– I am (still) here!

In this form of self-representation, a cipher or photograph is meant as a playful gesture – but at the same time reveals our anxiety about being noticed: to have been in life, living, alive.

Photographs presented in this series have been digitally altered. Framing each shot anew and deciding to blur the photographs in the series combines aesthetical, technical and ethical viewpoints. My interest turns to the gesture of self-representation as such – the act of reaching out to touch the world via a small rectangular device – and on the spontaneous micro-choreographies that come into play when fingers handle those magic pods.

 

 

34c

39@300

30b

40@300

46f@300

51f@300