Mapping the gaze of lost memories.
with photogrammetry and immersive technology
Defining reality in the age of Post-Truth is a delicate and fragile matter.
Over the last decade we grew in distrust of already established facts and
images, as Computer Generated Images (CGI) conquered Photo-Realism
and algorithms started to filter our everyday reality. Revisiting the past
can mediate our experience of the present while shaping our perception
and understanding of an uncertain reality. As anything can be simulated,
reality becomes precarious.
“[...] emerging technologies can be used to capture the abstract, the
confusing, the hidden, the complicated" (Claire Hentschker)
Curated by /afk: Martina Menegon and Shahab Nedaei, “Poetics of
Uncertainty” features selected artworks by Claire Hentschker that explore
the use of photogrammetry and immersive technology to create
memories of places that no longer exists. Distancing her work from
photorealism, Hentschker embraces CGI imperfections to capture and
synthesize the memories, realities and pasts of lost places, creating new,
bizarre and abstract shapes of these locations. Every artwork becomes a
virtual archive of broken polygons that feel almost real but not quite. They
are fragments of a broken existence, a disconnected new memory
dictated by computer-vision and experimental imaging technologies.
Claire Hentschker is a digital artist based in New York. She uses experimental
imaging technologies, such as photogrammetry and 3D scanning, to transform
sets of found data (images, video, physical objects) into immersive
representations of bygone and imaginary spaces. Her work has been exhibited
at venues including MUTEK, Currents New Media Festival, NEoN Digital Arts
Festival, the Peabody-Essex Museum and others. It is featured in the permanent
collection of the Fotomuseum Winterthur. She was most recently the Artist in
Residence at Cartier's Innovation Lab.