T.S. Eliot (Four Quartets ) 
Time present and time past are both perhaps present in time future, and time future contained in time past. If all time is eternally present all time is unredeemable. What might have been is an abstraction remaining a perpetual possibility only in a world of speculation. What might have been and what has been point to one end, which is always present.

Starting point of the exhibition is my involvement with an archive of the German-language reportage magazine GEO („Das neue Bild der Welt“, „Die Welt mit anderen Augen sehen“) from 1976 to the end of the 1990s.

After acquiring a second-hand magazine archive in 2018, I photographed the contents of these magazines with my smartphone while leafing through them. The resulting image archive currently comprises more than 3000 photos. My smartphone pictures mostly show image details, little to no text and mix advertising with editorial photo series. They form an independent, digital image archive, from which I am using a few images for the exhibition in the art space „Possibility of an Island“ in order to process them further using my specific methods. 

This resulted in pictures of pictures of pictures. In „dialog“ with an AI and digital image filters, I created installative images that return to the physical space as large-format fine art prints with epoxy layers. I also reconstructed image fragments into AR figures with installative interventions in the space. (Text: Joachim Blank)

More info at @joachim.blank

More images @ Art Space „Die Möglichkeit einer Insel“

AR-Apes @ Open AR

All following images by Stephanie Kloss