“In a dialogue where it is often difficult not to mention “medium specificity”, it would be fair in jest to contemplate why photography’s utility is toward change and simultaneously toward stasis. Stasis is where comfortablility lies, but this position also breeds contempt.”
Max Pinckers Interview: On Speculative Documentary
"Haunted by a crisis of faith in its authenticity, the documentary genre is continually trying to re-position itself in relation to today’s excesses of a post-truth ideology and blurred frames of realism."
Thomas Weski: Interview With Cooper Blade
"I think Michael felt the need to discuss the meaning and importance of American photography with a younger generation in Germany who had no experienced with these kinds of elderly figures. The National Socialists had either killed or persecuted them in Germany, so for my generation there was no...
Eva Maria Ocherbauer: Interview Berlin West, Haus der Tat
“Berlin was cold and grey... but we made up the “scene” an alien escape from this condition... no morals, cold and hot and cruel and shiny, all at once... excessive for sure. The free spirit of the city supplied a fertile ground for life as an experiment”
John Divola: Time, Vandalism and the Engineering of Crypto-Architecture
“Vandalism” is a way in which to authorize or sign off on a negation of agreement of form and intent. It is to suggest that at its heart, what vandalism does is to distort the fabric of time in appearance governed by the individual”
Crypto-architecture is not purposeful on the...
Karlheinz Weinberger: Leather Chaps and Denim Straps, Belt Buckles Galore
“Youth culture disavowed the mainstream façade of marriage, home, family, and traditional ageing instead looking to music, fashion, drugs, and listless sex for inspiration. They concentrated on the open roaming way of life best exemplified in cinema with "Easy Rider…””
Karlheinz Weinberger’s photography has its roots in what can be...
Senta Simond: Crepuscular Gesture
“Jules Verne in his novel of the same name uses the phenomenon as a metaphorical tool in which the protagonist Delphine searches for a rare meteorological phenomenon which doubles as a search for interpersonal connection.”
Pulse. Questions, rather interrogations must be committed to. Is jugular distension normal? A sinuous pulse...
Shape of Light: One Hundred Years of Zombietude
“While photographic techniques and mysteries are patiently explained, the paintings present are left simply to be. Everywhere one sees photographers paying homage to painters, nowhere the reverse. A fact which speaks inadvertent volumes.”
Luke Willis Thompson: Photography, Technology and the Shortcut to Empathy
What aspects of this collaboration, both Thompson’s and Reynolds’ are complicit in the same ideology and methodology of representation that perpetuates this distance between the photographic, its technological apparatus and its subject matter?
Antoine d’Agata: Your Dishonesty is the Codex for My Vitriol
“Mexicali, the capital of Baja California state, is not unique among border cities. All along the United States-Mexico border, women and girls are going missing.”