Cameraman 2.0 (work in progress)
In our digital age, our image of the world and the structure of our expectations are changing. When we forfeited all metaphors suitable for recognising reality and live under a flood of ever more similar images, making reality appear to us totally subjective and meaningless. The subjective/ objective framework has been dismantled and the digital image is descendants of a modern era oriented ideologically by reality and objectivity.
We are inundated, more often than we contemplate images, we consume them on TV, magazines, newspapers, posters, films, social media and the internet on our mobile devices, and as a result, we are dealing with a subjective and fictional side of art and entertainment. Consumer culture centres on the manipulation of desire. Also reflected in photography in general where the desire to access the electronic copy can be revived at anytime, anywhere and in any form with any content.
My interest in automated image-making systems reflects the excitement of exploring a new virtual world. The world captured by “Cameraman 2.0” appears to be more truthful and more transparent because of the weight accorded to external reality, the perception of an objective, unbiased recording, and even the vastness of its recordings. This method became a fundamental tool for recording data in which it facilitates the purpose to simply capture everything from a neutral point of view, making the process accurate and continuous. However such mechanism requires a critical look, questioning the meaning and function of these images and what are their implications for artists and image-makers. At first, it seems to restore the appropriate balance between photographer and subject, on the other hand, it encourages transgression of rules on which we have come to rely. The detached eye of the automated camera can lead to a feeling that we are observed simultaneously by everyone and by no one, transmitting the contemporary experience, in which we are bombarded by fragmented impressions and overwhelmed with data, but that often see too much and register nothing.