Panel: Data Disinformation
Sigune Hamann will present her work on representation of movement, time and narrative structure through image manipulation with a focus on her process of capturing the dynamics of urban environments in panoramic film-strips. Examples include ‘Whitehall 9.12.2010’ showing at this year’s ISEA exhibition. Her work is hands-on image manipulation involving the capture of film-strips as a real or physical process, a mechanical one, but also subsequently a photochemical and digital transformation. The paper will examine shifts of information and layering, repetition and blurring of images as they happen in the initial mechanical process and in the following digital output. These kinds of displacements draw attention to how we experience images, how we make sense of them, and how they relate to our memories. She will demonstrate the decisions made by an artist in controlling the relationship between the digital and analogue through the process of making and showing work.
- Sigune Hamann is an artist who deals with still and moving images. This encompasses hybrid media forms combining analogue and digital processes. She explores the effects of time and perception on the construction of mental images in photographs, videos, installations and internet works. Projects include: the online narrative nothingbutthetruth (2002); photographic film-strips (Harris Museum, Preston 2005, Gallery of Photography, Dublin 2008, Kunsthalle Mainz 2008, Salisbury Art Centre 2011) and the video installations Dinnerfor1 (British Council Berlin 2005) and the walking up and down bit (BFI 2009). Part of her ongoing project inspired by the gesture of waving, she is currently working on an installation showing at the Wellcome Collections later this year. Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany Sigune Hamann graduated from the UdK Berlin, then RCA London and is a Senior Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK. sigune.co.uk
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