The Echo of Pix

An exhibition by Alessandra D’Intino

Friday, 6th September 2019, 19:00
Photon Gallery | Zieglergasse 34, 1070 ViennaExhibition: 07. – 18. September 2019

Photography has become an indispensable part of our lives: I photograph, therefore I am.
More pictures are taken and shared in a single day than previous generations were able to produce over years, or entire lifetimes. In “The Echo of Pix”, Alessandra D‘Intino dives into this constantly growing sea of images. She is interested in the dynamics that arise once images are fed into theinfinite universe of the World Wide Web.
Regardless of copyright and privacy settings, the age of digitization is also the age of copy and paste, such that that photographs emerge and are reused without loss of quality in the most unpredictablecontexts. D‘Intino focuses on this infinite copiability and the inherent uncontrollability of images bycompiling found footage collages that enter into a direct dialogue with Joan Fontcuberta‘s famouswall mosaic “The World Begins With Every Kiss”.
She thus refers to the paradox that every artistic confrontation with today‘s flood of images inevitably becomes at the same time a part of that flood : such a confrontation nourishes it, and can even fuel it. “The Echo of Pix” is therefore both an homage and a selfie wall. Photography is expressly desired:#echoofpix.