Gallery stroll followed by lunch
We will start with the exhibition "night scans"
In his Night Scans series, Will Peck (* Protected content the course of a night under the open sky. The works on matte photographic paper show the events from the perspective of a flatbed scanner that has been removed from its original office environment and placed outdoors.
The device running for hours, produces a new scan every thirty seconds. While the scanner works quietly away, it captures everything on its glass bed under the stars. Like a beacon, its bright white light attracts various insects, allowing for many encounters with busy flies, spiders, and beetles. The incentive for this fascinating series was a stay in Tuscany for an artist residency at the prestigious Villa Lena, where the London-based artist experienced the nights as unusually dark and particularly rich in insects.
There is a strange romanticism in those images of the night and its inhabitants, without the "human interference," as art historian Erwin Panofsky once lamented. With their ambiguous appearance, the Night Scans allow the most diverse associations, oscillating somewhere between the sleepy view through a steamy train window and the first striking images of the Hubble telescope. From a distance, the observer might think they are patinated photographs, studded with fine scratches, here and there the outlines of some evaporated water stains and the brightly lit body of a stray insect.
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