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Moritz Queisner

Moritz Queisner

Augmented Vision

(beta-version) Aug­mented Vision aims to draw out sig­nif­i­cant rup­tures and dif­fer­ences in var­i­ous mod­els and strate­gies of vision and to inves­ti­gate these with regard to their pic­to­r­ial sta­tus. The con­sid­er­a­tions are a response to the pro­gres­sive tech­nol­o­gi­sa­tion of visual prac­tices whereby visual per­cep­tion is no longer exclu­sively bound to the abil­ity and func­tion of the human eye, but must increas­ingly be thought of as influ­enced and con­trolled by instru­ments and tech­ni­cal appa­ra­tus. The research project is based on the assump­tion that the inter­ven­tion of media into the order of the vis­i­ble brings about a con­tin­u­ing rel­a­tivi­sa­tion of the anthro­po­log­i­cal and phys­i­cal bound­aries of vision which as a medi­atic expe­ri­ence is becom­ing increas­ingly depen­dent on machines. This trans­for­ma­tion of per­cep­tion cor­re­sponds to an under­stand­ing of images in which the image no longer fools the observer with regard to its trans­parency but with regard to its opac­ity: no longer gaz­ing on an image, the gaze is here directed through an opti­cal appa­ra­tus and accord­ingly through an arte­fact of its own cre­ation. As a con­se­quence, the sta­bile, subject-centred realm of rep­re­sen­ta­tion that once belonged to clas­si­cal aes­thet­ics of per­cep­tion must make space for a con­cept of imag­i­na­tion that is no longer only a con­stituent of nat­ural perception.

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