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The Enigma Room at Photoville NYC 2019

September 12 - September 22

Thrilled to be a part of the eighth annual Photoville this September at Brooklyn Bridge Park!

I’ll be showing my new installation, The Enigma Room, which embraces coding as the new mode of creation and consumption of photography. The installation’s abstract connections link images across time, place and context. The result is a dreamlike reverie that exposes the enigma of life.

Photoville is an immersive photography village populated by 90+ repurposed shipping containers, workshops, talks, photo walks, and kid-friendly activities. It is free and open to the public.

 

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The Enigma Room challenges perception – the fact of the photograph versus the mystery of digital alchemy. In this work, Kashi allows coding to transform his extensive archive, spanning the globe over the course of four decades. Kashi has often been at the forefront of experimentation with visual language, and for this installation he embraces coding as the new mode of creation and consumption of photography.

In The Enigma Room, Kashi weighs truth against reality, searching for where the two intersect, and where they diverge. Through digital translation, this work weaves photographs, video, and audio, transporting the viewer to discover new planes of subjective realities. This visual journey immerses us in the physical and transcendent elements of life through cycles of chaos, calm, celebration, and rebirth.

The Enigma Room leverages the computational image to a new level of experimentation. Together with Michael Curry, Brenda Bingham, and Rachel Dennis, Kashi seeks to push the evolution of photography by deploying technology as a tool on par with the camera. The installation’s abstract connections link images across time, place and context. The result is a dreamlike reverie that exposes the enigma of life.

 

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The Enigma Team is comprised of members from Ed Kashi Studio and Talking Eyes Media. Brenda Bingham is one of the co-curators of The Enigma Room, along with Rachel Dennis, a producer with Talking Eyes. Michael Curry, who has worked for many years with Ed Kashi Studio, is the coding artist for the project. They collaborated with Ed Kashi to create this installation.