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Edited by Bettina Steinbrügge.
Texts by Lucy Chinen, Nora N. Khan, Venus Lau, Katja Novitskova, Tobias Peper, Bettina Steinbrügge, Agatha Wara.
published in November 2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
19 x 27 cm (softcover)
226 pages (color ill.)
An artist's book / catalogue exploring the new role of the image in a world modeled by visual artifacts.
For her works, Katja Novitskova adapts images from online sources, referring to realities that lie beyond the capacities of the human eye but have long entered our lives as visual artifacts. Today, almost all aspects of human (and increasingly nonhuman) lives are registered or modeled by software on an environmental scale. Data collection and processing have transcended the limits of our planet and become the primary tools for navigating Earth and beyond. The artist book Dawn Mission explores this radically new articulation of the role of the image and how constant mediation gains an ecological dimension.
Published following the eponymous exhibition, Kunstverein, Hamburg, from April 23 to July 3, 2016.
Born 1984 in Tallin, Estonia, Katja Novitskova lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin.
Her sculptures and installations explore the tension between the Internet and the physical world. They are based on images sourced from the Internet or everyday objects which she reworks, endowing them with a new, singular, disturbing state of being.
Novitskova's work has been shown at the Serpentine Gallery (London), the Kunstverein Hannover (Hanover), the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland...