Materialization of Processes:
At the Interstice of Photography and Sculpture
14 Uhr, Case – Projektraum der Fotografie,
Große Witschgasse 9–11
The lecture will take as a starting point the different artistic strategies which have been developed since the digitalization of photography. Bringing the material aspect of photography and classical photographic processes into the foreground, while in same time making them obsolete, digitalization seems to have brought to surface an increasing interest into materiality and object-oriented photography within the last years. While digital photography and smartphones allow for instant publishing and continuous reproduction, a new generation of artists are thus making a conscious decision
to adopt an artisanal approach, combining photography and sculpture in an object-oriented photography. By examining the historical references and therefore tracing the evolution and interferences of both media, the lecture is understood as an attempt to evaluate and affiliate the status quo of artistic strategies working at the interstice of photography and sculpture in a time of extensive paradigm shift from analog to digital technologies.
Ann-Christin Bertrand is curator for C/O Berlin.