“Digital Bluriness” is a concept that i’ve been working on that attempts to portrait the phenomenon of bluriness, fuzziness and overwhelmingness of digital propagation of information.
Such phenomena can be observed in news media, in their bombard-like reporting on international affairs (often tragedies). As well as at a more personal level: social media platforms that are filled with endless photos showcasing lives of people you have 3rd-degree connections with.
Despite their high degree of resemblance of the real life/ real time event and the premise that photography resembles truth, the high resolution imagery fails to deliver a high precision of realness, instead- a vague, impressionistic (mis-)understanding.
“Nahost‘’ (Near East) is a series of pastel paintings that explores the concept of Digital Bluriness.
Here I trained an AI image generation model with around 400 news images that are under the label “Nahost” on Tagesschau between November-December 2023. With the trained AI model I am able to generate a vain and blended impression of the event- a concentrated drop of image of the 400. Of which I painted from as a cognitive reading process of the visual information.