Saturday, January 17, 2009

Beierle & Keijser's On Eizo

Beierle & Keijser, the collaborative team behind Mrs. Deane, sent over some images recently from their latest project On Eizo. Comprised of photographs of computer monitors depicting appropriated images from other contemporary practitioners, the images from On Eizo explore the deconstruction and circulation of digital information. In the statement for the work, Beierle & Keijser explain:

"[On Eizo] explores the experience of viewing contemporary photography online. Digital dissemination of one's work is becoming predominant over more traditional channels such as publications or shows. When online, we navigate on tiny thumbnails, badly compressed TIFF's, slightly altered images ffffound on blogs, cropped illustrations in webzines or previews from self-published books. Far from becoming disembodied, the photographic work takes on a new existence as a screen image, changing slightly with each materialization due to the differences in types of monitors, resolution, contrast, color temperature and so on. [On Eizo] documents photographs in their new on screen lives by capturing in up-close view how they appeared on our Eizo L365 TFT monitor. Ironically, these screen captures can best be viewed in print, as on screen viewing is severly impaired by the occurance of interference patterns."

From Top To Bottom:

Gallery-represented Simone Nieweg

Online-published Brian Ulrich

Image-googled Todd Hido

Image-googled Stephen Shore

Thumbnailed Jörg Sasse

All Images © Beierle & Keijser