A World of Immaterial Objects

The project pertains to visual perception, objecthood materiality and their exchange value in society.

These “things” I photograph are standing there flashily saturated underneath the midday sun, mute, unmanned, and inanimate. They pick me because I am very curious to see what their immaterial version would look like and because I am fascinated by the ontological, the artistic, and the semantic discourses surrounding their existence; Texture, shape, form, color, and symmetry on the outside, exchange value, utility, and functionality on the inside.

With careful use of the camera’s frame, the vantage point, and found and prosthetic color a lot of information is intentionally left out. Where is the location of these objects? What are they exactly? And what is their use? Could it be that they are just sensory versions of material things inhabiting a photorealistic never-ever-world? The found object photographed under a condition of versioning is a rather flexible post-readymade product, in terms of image representation and interpretation. Its appearance and its meaning heavily depend on historical, ontological, and semantic information fueled by cultural and perceptual dynamics or what I call “the dynamics of subject-object-viewer encounters.