Some photo and media artists have developed an aversion over the past few years against the smoothness and mass production of digitally created images. Photoshop, too, has fallen into disrepute, because it creates a surface smoothness that lacks the auratic character of analog photography. Artists also bemoan the lack of craftsmanship in digital images, the lack of an individual handwriting and a personal spirit of invention – all the characteristics that make a photograph into a unique object. Fundamentally, it comes down to scope for judgment vs. machine perfection.
Participating artists: Beatrix Bakondy, Inge Dick, Barbara Höller, Marc Hulliger, Tina Lechner, Karin Mack, Sabine Maier, Michael Mastrototaro, Cornelia Mittendorfer, Agnes Prammer, Marielis Seyler, Robert Zahornicky
Curators: Karin Mack, Maria Christine Holter