Photography evolved over a period of almost 200 years into something that people more or less understood. Since the arrival of digital imaging its identity is far from clear. Mediation and transformation are the two key words as ideas take diverse forms – both material and ephemeral. The ability to digitize objects and images in high-resolution using an diverse assortment of 3D and multispectral systems blurs the line between the original and the authentic, the past and the present. Electricity is required for all stages of the input and output.
The talk will consider on the relationship between image and surface with a focus of elevated printing systems. It will reflect on different display technologies and the way they are shaping what we see, how we experience and what we create. The emergence of archives as both repositories and creative resources places stress on the quality and quantity of the data and the role of Machine Learning to help navigate and increasingly confused territory.