CHAPTER 3 – THE CONTROL OF IMAGES
After the first two exhibitions “Chapter 1 – The Hierarchy of Images” and “Chapter 2 – The Conflict of Images”, the trilogy ends with “Chapter 3 – The Control of Images”, presenting the works of Anouk Kruithof, Julian Röder and Jules Spinatsch.
The exhibition catalogue deals with the topic of control and surveillance, as well as with the critical observation of problematic social processes. In doing so, the exhibition takes a critical look at to how great an extent we are monitored by surveillance cameras, via Internet, Google, etc. as we go about our day-to-day lives. Socially engaged photography can also make processes visible that significantly affect our social, economic and ecological actions, exposing injustices, mismanagement and secret machinations. The exhibition illustrates in this respect how photography can be both a surveillance instrument and a tool to reveal and challenge its negative potential impact.
All three positions demonstrate to what extent culture blurs the boundaries between the private and public spheres. In this way, they pose important and provocative questions about the role of privacy in safeguarding fundamental rights and freedoms.