until 24.02. | #1768ARTatBerlin | Jarvis Dooney shows since 6. December 2017 the group exhibition Materialist Photograph with artworks by five different artists.
Please join us for our final exhibition of 2017 with a group show of work made in response to the ubiquity of photographic images and the changing nature of the medium.
Featuring selected work from:
Jude Broughan (NZ/USA)
Danica Chappell (AU)
Todd Johnson (AU)
Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky (CH/NL/DE)
Anne Scott Wilson (AU)
In 1977, human history reached a turning point. Heroes died, or, more accurately, they disappeared. They were not killed by the foes of heroism, but were transferred to another dimension, dissolved, transformed into ghosts. The human race, misled by burlesque heroes made of deceptive electromagnetic substances, lost faith in the reality of life, and started believing only in the infinite proliferation of images. 
This exhibition features work made in response to the ubiquity of photographic images and the changing nature of the medium. This work has been made using both analogue and digital technologies, and tends to favor material accident over conventional representation. The photograph is thus presented as a register of natural events and chance processes. By allowing the body of the artist and elements of the environment in which they are working to steer and inflect the photographic process, the exhibiting artists attempt to counter the controlling influence of the camera. The results are spontaneous and subjective, allowing a passage from exterior observation to interior reality.
 Berardi, F. (2012) ‘Introduction’, in Steyerl, H. (ed.) The Wretched of the Screen. Berlin: Sternberg Press, p9-11.
Vernissage: Saturday, 2nd December 2017, 07:00 bis 09:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Wednesday, 6th December 2017 to Saturday, 24th February 2018Zu Jarvis Dooney
Image caption: Todd Johnson | ‘Film transparency buried for 6 months, 3 weeks, 2 days’, 2017. Contact print on dibond, 80 x 80cm
Exhibition Materialist Photograph – Jarvis Dooney | ART at Berlin