écal

Diploma project, ECAL 2020

in MASTER PHOTOGRAPHY

by Philipp Klak

Teacher(s): Simone Niquille, François Zajega


Randomness is a crucial quality in artistic practice. This project addresses the issue of the extent to which machines can help further enhance and overcome the human aspect by programming an image and randomly generating unlimited variations of the same scene and the same type of object. During my time at ECAL I developed an interest in studying hidden processes and structures. For this project, and in reference to the history of photography and in particular to the Bechers’ typologies, I randomly gene- rated images with the help of a fully automated system.