Talk & tour: image as proxy
24 November 2019, 15:00 – 16:00
Guided tour of the exhibition Schaulust and talk with Danaé Panchaud and Miriam Edmunds, curators.
Can an image replace a person?
Why are certain images soothing?
Why are so many people watching videos of people eating large quantities of food?
Why are violent acts repurposed as entertainment?
Can we build a strong emotional connections with strangers through streaming?
The talk will discuss these questions and many more about the role of networked images in contemporary society, and in particular the supposed ability of images to replace real life events, connections and people.
In French and German, questions in English welcome.
image © Shengze Zhu