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An abstracted photograph with orange, blue, and white, installed on blue plexiglass

While the attention economy and its delivery systems figure heavily into conversations about media effects, ambivalence about the relationship between digital captures and photographic precedents emerges. What is the relationship of a photograph to a site, to a technology, to a source? Which formal strategies/critical approaches have artists deployed to respond to new forms of dislocation? Whether concrete, digital, painterly, sculptural, architectural, scientific, or Neomaterial (Paul), how effectively can physical artwork address the processes of immaterial dispersal? Can photo-based practices issue a rejoinder to the logic of the ‘feed’? What are the Contra-net (Blas) potentials of objects, performances, and happenings that demand embodied viewership? Let’s find out. Visit IRL.

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