All Lockers Must Be Emptied and Unlocked

Nils Braun — Contemporary Fragmented Vision

Images are frozen moments, fractions of time. Visual evidence provides clues for our memory, hints for our mind to remember and to bring long-forgotten events, places, and faces back to live. We now live in a time where image making is constantly available. This has a profound influence on how we document the world around us. At the same time, it changes the way we look at the world. In many ways, it leads us to perceive, consume and interpret everything around us in fragments. We constantly act as mediators in the fragmented representation of our surroundings and of ourselves.

Moments are perceived through screens and the evidence is stored as an external memory on a device. The image – even in the age of Photoshop manipulation and Instagram filters – still holds a significant authority.

In the signification of the 1 trillion images which are taken every year, Jorge Luis Borges’ conceptual map of the empire whose size was that of the empire emerges. The images we make function as artefacts of the fragmented reality, through which we recreate our world.