RORHOF

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF KURT CAVIEZEL

The Encyclopedia of Kurt Caviezel is the first publication to gather a substantial selection of the extensive photographic archive that the Swiss artist Kurt Caviezel (1964-) has gathered over the past 15 years by monitoring 15,000 publicly accessible webcams worldwide from his studio in Zurich.

Following Caviezel’s own image categorisation by pattern and subject, Rorhof’s visual encyclopedia presents an expansive taster of the artist’s methodology. The publication garners a fruitful discussion on the limitless and unexpected possibilities of technology-based art through Caviezel’s little-known body of work.

The aim is to stimulate a debate around the use of technology in art moving from the assumption that, as Joachim Schmid writes in his foreword, “quantity at some point turns into quality.”