Technology is the key to understand photography and, more importantly, to understand the world in the 21st century. If art is to address the symbolic universe of its time, today technology has to be at its center. Photography’s stress is equivalent to the anxieties resulting from an abstract economy driven by digitalization. Intangible economy is today the most decisive, the one that ultimately influences the conditions of our existence.
What all the Propositions series have in common is the effort to critically assess contemporaneity through the exploration of technology and photography’s ability to renew its symbolic potency. Fighting for the renewal of photography’s iconic force is to fight against the temporality of a capitalist economy that hyper-accelerates the info-sphere and, by doing so, eliminates our ability for critique.