The RR platform is interested in the interplay between image, gaze and perception and proposes to examine acts of seeing from multiple angles: artistic, philosophical, non-anthropocentric and scientific. As a working method RR explores the possibilities of what we call ‘Research through Images’, a mode of visual thinking and image-making that is speculative, essayistic and experimental. RR seeks to find out how ‘Research through Images’ can be made productive as a specific form of knowledge within artistic and other modes of research. RR aims to bring together research projects in public events, exhibitions and (online) publications.
In this research I focus on the changes the photographic image has undergone in the transition from analog to digital. In fact, the photographic image has become bilingual; it is both image and data and can be read by man and machine.
Junipers, Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen, 2017
[person_by] Hiryczuk / Van OevelenElodie HiryczukSjoerd van Oevelen
Technological progress extends our senses and turns our x-y-z world into a 360˚ space. Since we can virtually look from every high vantage point -with the help of drones and satellites- linear perspective and monocular rendition start to lose their universal self-evidence.
Kill our Icons pleas for a rethinking of the iconic photos that are part of our collective memory. Kill our Icons proposes alternative images without apparent iconic value which indirectly tell more pregnant stories than the types of images calling for linear cause-and-effect explanation.