Area of Research

Forms of showing

How things appear to us depends to a large extent on how they are shown or displayed: illuminated with a spotlight or disappearing in the background, mediated or direct, with or without a price tag. In any case things can not be considered independent of their environment, be it as artificial as a white cube or as natural as a fruit tree. Their significance is therefore not peculiar to the things themselves, but dependent on a system of manifold relationships. The “exhibition” medium can take advantage of this diversity by brushing patterns of perception against the grain and drawing visitors into a game of reassessing values.