Both the history and the present of visual culture are informed by advanced media that draw the viewer into their own visual worlds in different ways. Photographs, films and virtual realities can absorb our perceptions and at the same time curtail our awareness of the real environment. This latest cluster is devoted not only to the immersive expansion of photographic media and practices, but also to the state of the immersive as a core form of our mediatised perception of the world around us. Today, we have digital infrastructures, networks and multi-layered, interwoven visual worlds through which we constantly navigate with our smartphones and touchscreens. We live in data clouds. Our identities are morphing into profiles made up of preferences, searches and links, which are increasingly eluding our control.
With works by MSHR, Aram Bartholl, Alan Bogana, Hasan Elahi, Adrian Flury, Noémie Goudal, Kamilia Kard, Ed Ruscha and a workshop by Karim Ben Khelifa in cooperation with Hochschule Luzern.
Grüzenstrasse 44 - 45 CH-8400 Winterthur Switzerland
September 23, 2017 to November 26, 2017