Poetics of Uncertainty

suzieshride, Vienna
curated by Martina Menegon and Shahab Nedaei

with works by: Claire Hentshker

Mapping the gaze of lost memories. with photogrammetry and immersive technology 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 precarious.
“[...] emerging technologies can be used to capture the abstract, the confusing, the hidden, the complicated" (Claire Hentschker) Curated by /afk: Martina Menegon and Shahab Nedaei, “Poetics of Uncertainty” features selected artworks by Claire Hentschker that explore 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.