The Echo of Pix
Photon Gallery, Vienna, September 2019
Photography has become an indispensable part of our lives: I photograph, thereforeI am. Every day, more pictures are taken and shared than previous generationswere able to produce over years or entire lifetimes. In „The Echo of Pix“, AlessandraD'Intino dives into this constantly growing sea of images and is interested in thedynamics that arise once images are fed into the infinite universe of the World Wide Web. Notwithstanding copyrights and regardless of privacy settings: the age of digitization is also the age of copy and paste, so that photographs emerge and are reused without loss of quality in the most unpredictable contexts. D'Intino focuses on this infinite copyability and inherent uncontrollability of the images by compiling found footage collages that enter into a direct dialogue with Joan Fontcuberta's famous wall mosaic „The World Begins With Every Kiss“. She thus refers to the paradox that every artistic confrontation with today‘s flood of images always becomes a part of it at the same time, nourishes it and can even fuel it. „The Echo of Pix“ is therefore both an homage and a selfie wall. Photographing is expressly desired: #echoofpix.