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Book review: Nonhuman Photography

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:17:00 +0000

Today, in the age of CCTV, drones, medical body scans, and satellite images, photography is increasingly decoupled from human agency and human vision. In Nonhuman Photography, Joanna Zylinska offers a new philosophy of photography, going beyond the human-centric view to consider imaging practices from which the human is absent

Tomorrow’s tailor-made cows

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:52:58 +0000

Artist Maria McKinney uses 'semen straws' to explore genetics in cattle breeding as well as the hidden systems beneath beef and milk production

Algorithms of Oppression. How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:08:12 +0000

Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Safiya Umoja Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is created online

Forensic Fantasies, online scams and the fragilities of IoT. An interview with KairUs

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:56:41 +0000

For their "Forensic Fantasies" trilogy, KairUs (Linda Kronman and Andreas Zingerle) used data recovered from hard-drives dumped in Agbogbloshie, Ghana to develop works that investigate the issue of data breaches of private information and ask: What happens to our data when we send a computer, an hard disk or any kind of other storage device to the garbage?

Speculative Taxidermy. Natural History, Animal Surfaces, and Art in the Anthropocene

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 14:37:57 +0000

A resolutely nonanthropocentric take on the materiality of one of the most controversial mediums in art, this approach relentlessly questions past and present ideas of human separation from the animal kingdom. It situates taxidermy as a powerful interface between humans and animals, rooted in a shared ontological and physical vulnerability

Photography and its ghostly footprints

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:30:36 +0000

The combination of the qualities of the positive photographic paper and the impossibility to fully control the oddly staged happenings evokes 19th century’s attempts to photographically capture paranormal activities

Activestills. Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:20:53 +0000

In 2005, a group of photographers took a stand alongside the people of the small town of Bil’in, and documented their fight to stop the Israeli government building the infamous West Bank Barrier. Inspired by what they had seen in Bil’in, the group went on to form Activestills, a collective whose work has become vital in documenting the struggle against Israeli occupation and everyday life in extraordinary situations

Watching You Watching Me. A Photographic Response to Surveillance

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:36:54 +0000

An exhibition at BOZAR in Brussels explores the intersection between photography and surveillance. Employing a dynamic range of approaches—from documentary to conceptual practice, from appropriation to street art—these 10 artists provide a satellite-to-street view of the ways in which surveillance culture blurs the boundaries between the private and public realm

Disappearing Legacies: The World as Forest

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:02:41 +0000

The exhibition gathers contemporary artworks as well as zoological and botanical objects to explore the changes in the tropical regions that Wallace once traveled and to shed light on the ecological issues faced by the fauna and flora of Amazon, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore today

Palm oil, peatfires, Nutella and the anthropocene

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:53:06 +0000

Disappearing Legacies: The World as a Forest, an exhibition currently open at the Zoological Museum in Hamburg, “confronts the destruction of tropical habitats in the context of the Anthropocene and mass extinction”