Triennial of Photography Hamburg BREAKING POINT. June – September 2018

Jan Hofer & Severin Zaugg - Nothing Has Happened Yet

07.06. – 26.08.2018

Während der Triennale Opening Week Mo–Fr 15–18 Uhr, u.n.V.

DEAR Photography Room Art Room

For “Nothing has happened yet,” Hofer and Zaugg, sought out the outer edges of photography. What they present is a sequence of found photographs from the digital archives of the Zurich police: test images originally intended to document the correct position of a radar-based speed monitoring system encompassing a radar device. Aesthetics and intuition have given way to surveillance, normalization, and knowledge; the subjectively beautiful has been upstaged by the standardization of our perception. Today’s depictions of landscapes have no use for the kind of sensitive beholder to whom nineteenth-century landscape photography was addressed. The artists’ appropriation of the images, however, brings him back to the scene.