Nikolaus Schletterer’s photographic imagery can be seen as a conceptual engagement with the ontology or history of apparatus-assisted perception— from premodern machines to contemporary photography, filmmaking and screen culture. Suspended, the work exhibited at the Manifesta 8 biennial in Spain, is about processing appropriated imagery and examining its reducibility to the bare essentials. Ironically, the artist’s process begins with raw images collected from the Internet. This radical “distillation” process generates the final abstract images, seductive and completely reinterpreted. For the first time, this series is being reproduced accompanied with essays by Lauren Mele, Alfredo Cramerotti and Andrej Siclodi.
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
10 x 12 3/4 inches / 143 pp / 105 color
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