Katharina Sieverding is known for her self-portraits, large-format photographs and photographic installations dealing with the origins, production, encoding and suggestive impact of media images. This catalogue focuses on the installation Testcuts: Projected Data Images, for which the artist undertook a first comprehensive sorting through of the photographic archive she has been assembling for more than 40 years.
The basis of this auditing was not the negatives, but the so-called test cuts, the fragmentary by-products of the analogue enlargement process. Strung together in digital montages, these chance picture details from over 1800 photographs offer contemporary references that bring to life an individual, ahistorical memory construction of persons, exhibitions and events in D#xFC;sseldorf and the international art world since 1966 to life. Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the imai - inter media art institute, in conjunction with the Quadriennale 2010 in Dusseldorf. English and German text.
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