My work addresses the interrelationships between seeing and knowing. The ways in which we see situates us in our worlds, but knowing what we see, and transmitting that knowledge to others, remains a complex task. While most, if not all, readily claim to know that they can see, few are able to explain how. The relationship between seeing and knowing is further complicated by technical mediation of our social relations, for which the complexity of the seen needs to be reduced in form and content in order to be translatable over time and space. This reduction affects that which is known, while at the same time amplifying translatable ways of knowing, in a move that tends to foreground the ‘global’ over the ‘local.’
My interest in different visual ways of knowing led me to study cultural anthropology in Marburg and photography in Madrid, after which I have worked in interdisciplinary settings on images (Berlin, Karlsruhe), digital cultures (Berkeley, Helsinki, Sussex), and media (Siegen, Tampere).