The multi-media project „Iconoclasm” tries to contrast two variations of iconoclasm. On one hand there is the classic iconoclasm, the wilful destruction or damage of images or monuments for religious or political motives, while on the other there is a particular form of iconoclasm motivated by adoration or superstition, in which images are not only visually worshipped but haptically as well. While the acts are based in opposing intentional poles, the result seems to be the same: the destruction or damaging of images. Through photographic based scanning, 3D-objects are generated to document each image detached from its actual environment in order to create a rather objective setting for a comparison.
Prof. Ute Hörner, Prof. Mathias Antlfinger
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.