Fotomuseum Winterthur is taking in-game photography to a whole new level:
Akihiko Taniguchi, Study for a Post-Photographic Glossary, 2018
September 21 - December 2, 2018
Fotomuseum Winterthur has commissioned Akihiko Taniguchi to create a study for a glossary of contemporary photography. The artist realised a playable 3D environment on the basis of an exact replica of the SITUATIONS exhibition space in Winterthur. An abstraction of its counterpart, this virtual environment is populated by surreal oversized smartphones, bouncing DSLRs, as well as by quotes from authors who have inspired Fotomuseum’s ongoing research on the changing role of the photographic. The digital SITUATIONS space allows the viewer to navigate through the different ideas and trajectories that have driven the developments of the museum’s vision and programme. Playfully subverting notions of photorealism and photographic simulations, Taniguchi’s study materialises the many questions that lie at the core of the changes of photographic media that are shaping our understanding of them today. The study also explores digital and playable spaces as a complementary and integral part to the physical exhibition experience, while attempting to rethink what a glossary could be and in what forms discourse can be included in an exhibition setting.
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