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  • Fuzzy Dark Spot (catalog)

    Snoeck Verlag, Köln, 2019
    224 pages, 18 x 24 cm, 205 plates, thread-stitching, softcover, German/English

    Edited by Dirk Luckow and Wolfgang Oelze
    ISBN 978-3-86442-287–4 (available from May 18, 2019)

    Including a preface by Dirk Luckow, an introduction by Wolfgang Oelze, and essays by Friedrich Wolfram Heubach, Thomas Macho, Claudia Reiche, Gerd Roscher, and Siegfried Zielinski.

    The exhibition Fuzzy Dark Spot brings together video works by mostly Hamburg-based artists ranging from the 1970s to the present day, featuring historical and contemporary productions. The exhibition examines how video in art interprets social and media irritations and manipulations. The fields of this investigation include references in video art to television, the educational movement of the counter-public of the 1970s, as well as the use of video as a surveillance medium, a means of artistic narrative, a psychosocial mirror, and an instrument of self-optimization in the digital present. The major impact of video images on the collective memory and consciousness in the 20th and 21st centuries makes doubts about images, the uneasiness with the familiar, as well as the distrust of truth claims important subjects of artistic reflection. The title summarizes the common theme of the works in the exhibition: a nebulous, fuzzy dark spot, place, or condition.

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