MEMENTO MORI

DONALD Judd: The best new work in the last few years has been neither painting nor sculpture.… But there are some things that occur nearly in common. SIMAGE: 50 years later, the worlds of representation and art have further mutated and the best new work is neither painting nor sculpture, video, abstract, representational or even […]

MEMENTO MORI

DRONES & CAMERAS

SIMAGE: Image is power, therefore, it is always at the service of power. But what is power and who is power? The answer to such questions has changed when the act of making an image doesn’t just belong to humans. Today, it also belongs to machines.  drones & cameras are both image makers and perhaps image […]

DRONES & CAMERAS

RUINS

SIMAGE: Ruins exist between nature and the built world and yet, they can remain monumental and conjure enchantment, mystery, melancholy and other emotions often associated with creative works such as architecture, paintings, poetry or music. Images, like all things turn to ruins, but ruins are also images.  And images of ruins recalls the ruin of image, […]

RUINS

MOST WANTED

Nicholas: No. You listen to me. You go near my family, and I will cut out your goddamn guts like I did your fucking friend. Do you hear me? Billy: He wasn’t my friend. He was my brother. And now I’m coming for the rest of your family. You just bought them a death sentence, […]

MOST WANTED

PORTRAITS & SELFIES

SIMAGE: Profiling, cataloging, tagging, casting, filtering, targeting, aggregating, discarding… And it is not just images that are being treated as crowds… Everything and everyone has to fit in database in order to fit in with others. More and more of us is being projected outward through mechanization. Does it imply a loss of the aura? […]

PORTRAITS & SELFIES

ORGASMS

SIMAGE : If aesthetic can be perceived as a mediation of the senses, images, when broadcast in the media, are more akin to mass teasing disguised as foreplay with a promise of full gratification. Images are naturally charged with the seductive attributes of allure, charisma, charm, beauty, looks, appeal, sensuality, pleasure, and magnetism. With image we […]

ORGASMS

BREAKING NEWS

Jonathan Crary : The future is so close at hand that it is imaginable only by its continuity with the striving for individual gain or survival in the shallowest of presents. SIMAGE : Image is televised. It is the world of magazines and images brought into realtime. With its truth and lies, the TV news image is […]

BREAKING NEWS

CLOCKS & WATCHES

Paul Virilio:  Each time a wall is reached, there is a retreat. And history has just struck the wall of worldwide time. With live transmission, local time no longer creates history. Worldwide time does. In other words, real time conquers real space, space-time. We must reflect on this paradoxical situation which places us in a […]

CLOCKS & WATCHES

PERSPECTIVES

  Paul Virilio : It is not the painter who makes pictures, it is not the one who acts, it is the spectator. SIMAGE : The first attempts to define perspective can be traced to Ancient Greece around the 5th century BCE. It was then approached as an optical illusion for theatrical scenery, as detailed within Aristotle’s […]

PERSPECTIVES

CITYSCAPES

 Lev Manovich : The flâneur navigates through the flows of passers-by and the city streets, enjoying the density of stimuli and information provided by the modern metropolis. He can intensify his experience of ‘being in the flow’ by choosing particular places and times of days. Augustus : I found Rome a city of bricks and left it […]

CITYSCAPES

ROBOTS

Isaac Asimov : Laws of Robotics: 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3. A robot must protect its own existence […]

ROBOTS

TATOOS & WINGS

SIMAGE : We are not only judged by the color of our skin, or the content in our skin, we are judged by the content on our skin. Muhammad Ali : The man who has no imagination has no wings. SIMAGE : Tattoos are the definitive approach for bodies and images to blur into each other. The sanctity […]

TATOOS & WINGS

SLEEPING BODIES

 Roland Barthes : I encounter millions of bodies in my life; of these millions, I may desire some hundreds; but of these hundreds, I love only one. Bruno Latour : My kingdom for a more embodied body!  SIMAGE : The polarity of our body and our mind is what makes us who we are. We could think of […]

SLEEPING BODIES

EYES

SIMAGE  : We use our hands with our left brain to make. We use our eyes with our right brain to make sense. EL Lissitzky : The book is the monument of the future.  SIMAGE : There is no step at all between ear, hand, and eye. Lissitzky regarded the book as a dynamic object that called for […]

EYES

HANDS

Michelangelo: The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image. The evolution of the human hand followed the development of our cognitive potential, which in turn allowed us to build our environments […]

HANDS