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Claire Hentschker - Poetics of Uncertainty

mapping the gaze of lost memories with photogrammetry and immersive technology


Opening: 16th September 2019, 19:00 - 22:00

Exhibition: 17th September - 21st September 2019

opening hours: 16:00 - 19:30

curated by /afk: Martina Menegon, Shahab Nedaei


Defining reality in the age of Post-Truth is a delicate and fragile matter. Over the last decade we grew in distrust of already established facts and images, as Computer Generated Images (CGI) conquered Photo-Realism and algorithms started to filter our everyday reality. Revisiting the past can mediate our experience of the present while shaping our perception and understanding of an uncertain reality. As anything can be simulated, reality becomes



“[…] emerging technologies can be used to capture the abstract, the confusing, the hidden, the complicated" (Claire Hentschker)


“Poetics of Uncertainty” explores the use of photogrammetry and immersive technology to create memories of places that no longer exists. Distancing

her work from photorealism, Hentschker embraces CGI imperfections to capture and synthesize the memories, realities and pasts of lost places, creating

new, bizarre and abstract shapes of these locations. Every artwork becomes a virtual archive of broken polygons that feel almost real but not quite.

They are fragments of a broken existence, a disconnected new memory dictated by computer-vision and experimental imaging technologies.


//about the artist//


 Claire Hentschker is a digital artist based in New York. She uses experimental imaging technologies, such as photogrammetry and 3D scanning, to

transform sets of found data (images, video, physical objects) into immersive representations of bygone and imaginary spaces.

Her work has been exhibited at venues including MUTEK, Currents New Media Festival, NEoN Digital Arts Festival, the Peabody-Essex Museum and others.

It is featured in the permanent collection of the Fotomuseum Winterthur. She was most recently the Artist in Residence at Cartier's Innovation Lab.


Merch Mulch, Claire Hentschker, 2017

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