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Delphine Bedel: The Haptic Image – Beauty is in the Eye of the Algorithm


[Talk in English]

Since 2014, more photographs are produced in a year then in the whole history of photography. Search, archiving and preservation, access to knowledge and databases become central issues. With technologies such as AI, Machine Vision and Machine Learning, comes the fragmentation of representation, of affect, of experience and authorship. How to create a practice of publishing that reflects upon the status of images and the impact of digital technology? Bedel will present her publishing and research platform Meta/Books as well as the new photobook ‘Out of the Blue’ by Virginie Rebetez.

Delphine Bedel is an artist, lecturer, curator and publisher, who specialises in emerging practices in photography, design and publishing. She is the founder of Meta/Books as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the Mondriaan Foundation and the German Photography Academy (DFA). Her work is exhibited internationally. She regularly gives lectures, publishing workshops and serves as jury member and portfolio reviewer for art institutions and photo festivals. She is PhD researcher at UCA – University of Creative Arts (UK) and is currently teaching at the Piet Zwart Institute and the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL).