On Colors, Gestures and Transformation
By Charlotte Stace
La Virreina Centre de la Imatge welcomes a new photo exhibition from Andreas M. Kaufmann (Zurich, 1961). His work explores the role that technology plays in the construction of linguistic, sensory and even ideological perceptions. However, instead of dwelling on its most obvious quirks such as unidirectional interaction, games that distort or endorse the subject of observation, and the sense of wonder aroused by certain devices, the artist actually investigates the opposite.
‘On colours, gestures and transformation’ is an exhibit that brings together three different works from Kaufmann: the installation 13 Blind Men Walking (1999), the electronic sculpture Public Monument: Carlos (1998-1999) and the project Innocent Colors (in progress).
It is a triptych in which each individual component respectively examines the processes of dislocation of audio and visual coordinates, collective attention systems in public space, and the antagonistic relationships between information, propaganda and photography.