Akram Zaatari: Performing the Archive

The digital image is an image file. It has no form and is invisible until it gets interpreted and transformed by software or the internet user. In the process of being made visible it is staged or performed.

Klaus Pichler: This Will Change Your Life Forever Interview

“Nevertheless, the current submission of spirituality under the rules of the capitalist market, forced by an armada of suppliers, is a development, which has he potential to irreversibly transform questions of belief into marketable services and tools.”

Archive of Decline: Social Media Photography in the Anthropocene

“I often ponder where all of these social media images are saved. I wonder if the social media magnates responsible for these sites of convenience have some sort of bunker somewhere, perhaps in a methane crater in Siberia where they store every image that has ever been posted”

INTERNET GOTHIC in Doug Rickard’s ‘N.A.’

 XZc7w, 2011 @ Doug Rickard   Horrorcore, a sort of contemporary American gothic, with all the inherent inversion of values.   INTERNET GOTHIC and Transcendentalism in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction By Owen Campbell, ASX, January 2015 In the preface of National Anthem Doug Rickard quotes Walt Whitman; in the coda he quotes Woodie Guthrie. […]

Werner Amann’s “Surf Fiction” and the Nature of the Game.

We spend merciless hours absorbing film, video, and internet collateral. Amann’s greatest trick with this book is to play on the nature of this game.   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, December 2014 Werner Amann’s “Surf Fiction” has landed in my lap at a time when I have been searching for a body of work that […]

Thomas Ruff: Aesthetic of the Pixel

Ruff has done a great deal to introduce into photographic art what we might call an ‘art of the pixel’, allowing us to contemplate at an aesthetic and philosophical level the basic condition of the electronic image.   By David Campany, originally published in IANN magazine No.2, 2008 The photographic art of Thomas Ruff makes […]

JOACHIM SCHMID: “Joachim Schmid” (2002)

From Photogenic Drafts, 1991 By Stephen Bull, Essay included in Vigovisións. Colección fotográfica do Concello de Vigo, Vigo 2003 Joachim Schmid is a thief and a liar. For twenty years Schmid has been taking other peoples’ photographs and using them for his own purposes. He has even gone so far as to falsely claim that […]

ASX.TV: Doug Rickard – “A New American Picture” (2011)

Doug Rickard: A New American Picture Presented in the Pier 24 Photography exhibition HERE. May 23rd – December 16th, 2011 Utilizing the comprehensive image archive Google Street View for his series A New American Picture, photographer Doug Rickard virtually drives the unseen and overlooked roads of America, to find bleak places that are forgotten, economically […]

JOAN FONTCUBERTA: "The Con"

Googlegram 5: Abu Ghraib, 2005 By Robert Goethals, Forward Thinking Museum In 1988, at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Joan Fontcuberta and Pere Formiguera mounted “Fauna,” an exhibition that included tenebrous photographs, scrupulously handwritten notes, X-rays, and the recorded shrieks of animals by a certain Dr. Peter Ameisenhaufen. The deceased German zoologist had allegedly […]