[ISEA2011] Panel: Si­gune Hamann – Seam­less­ness in the Ana­logue and Dig­i­tal

Panel Statement

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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