How does the way art is perceived by the public change the meaning of said art and how does the involvement of the audience transform a body of work? Does the public decide on the relevance of an artwork by the degree of social interaction? And what happens if the message of an artist is perceived differently by individual viewers?
The exhibition Phenotypes/Limited Forms addresses these questions by encouraging visitors to pick their favorite subjects out of a total of several hundreds of displayed photographs by photographer Armin Linke, rearrange them, name their sequences and print them. The planned publication of the same name acts as an extension of the interactive exhibition and social experiment and analyzes the 30.000 sequences selected by the public.
Author(s): Armin Linke, Peter Hanappe, in collaboration with ZKM and Sony Computer Science Laboratories
With contributions by Estelle Blaschke, Wilfried Kuehn, Vittorio Loreto, Doreen Mende, Peter Weibel
Design: Laure Giletti and Gregory Dapra
Coordination: Ferial Nadja Karrasch, Maya Rüegg