All I Know Is What’s On The Internet considers the changing status of photography, as well as the role and agency of the photographer within this new context. Importantly it asks what new forms of economic value and media illiteracy arise from the endless recirculation of content online.
Moving beyond the glossy façade of our device’s screens, the participating artists draw attention to the neglected corners of the photography and global image economy, making visible the scale of human labour required to support it. Their ‘interrogations’ draw on the experiences of content moderators, Google Street View photographers, and the global workforce employed by Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to describe images for machine vision algorithms. All I Know Is What’s On The Internet presents a radical exploration of photography’s cultural value at a time when the boundaries between truth and fiction, machine and human are being increasingly called into question.
Exhibiting artists include: Constant Dullaart, Stephanie Kneissl & Max Lackner Franco & Eva Mattes, Sebastian Schmeig & Silvio Lorusso and Andrew Norman Wilson, among others.
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