Aware: after MICHAEL SAILSTORFER exhibition at Centre PasquArt, Biel/Switzerland
shot on wednesday, July 8, 2015
altered on July 14, 2014
image courtesy of the artist and we find wildness
Actually DAVID HANES is no stranger here, since we mentioned his work before. For we find wildness, he is going to share regularly an image which is following up his ongoing series Aware (2011-present). Basically his contribution consists of altering digitally a picture of an exhibition that I took during the previous days or weeks.
The result is an exhibition view stripped entirely or partly from its artworks creating a new document at the border of abstraction and representation. The main purpose of DAVID HANES‘ contribution is to throw in question like a booster shot, the conceptualization and presentation of art online, to challenge the authority of the images and to examine the dissolution of traditional boundaries between art, image, surface and documentation.
I hope you like it!
*DAVID HANES lives and works in Berlin. He is represented by Birch Contemporary, Toronto.