19. - 25. September: Fotoausstellung in Pingyao mit österreichischen Künstlern Herman Seidl und Max Garzarolli
Die österreichischen Künstlern Herman Seidl und Max Garzarolli nehmen gemeinsam mit seinem Werk "Topkill" an das 13. China Pingyao International Photographie Festival teil:
Topkill is a development of the visual study Fatalities which focused over the course of several years on the phenomenon of the proliferation of human/fish photographs on the Internet. The endless iteration of the human/fish motif appeared to be a unique expression of mass exhibitionism.
Trophy shots are nothing unusual; such photographs as 'proof' of success in hunting have always existed. But in the Fatalities study, we were especially intrigued by a very different phenomenon that became increasingly visible through the analysis of the 10,000 photographs we collected from the Internet: the presence of a fish - when presented to the amateur photographer attempting to capture the triumph of the fisherman – seems to precipitate a recurring error. The fish as trophy creates a strange attraction – it becomes the single focal point with everything else in the photograph becoming detached, in visual disarray. It creates a dynamic in which the principle of 'coincidence' is coupled with compositional 'error' resulting in a totally idiosyncratic form of representation. The collected error compendia became the dogma of the photographic work Topkill.
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