Posted by <Max Dauven> on 2022-02-15
Max Dauven is a photographer from Cologne (Germany), who just graduated from the Academy of Media Arts.
In my diploma project I approached the visual set pieces of memes from a photographic point of view. I tried to draw connections between analog/digital photography and memetic practice on the internet. To do this, I arranged and photographed individual, recurring fragments of memes that I found important during my research as sculptures or ready-mades in a photo studio. The photos are digitally processed as little as possible and framed in high quality — they are, so to speak, a Trojan horse that brings the visuality of memes into the art space.