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Root Event

2. Werkleitz Biennale 1996 Cluster Images
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1996
Ampelio Zappalorto, O

At first glance, Ampelio Zappalorto’s photo-collaged and subsequently sewn portraits allude only to the virtues of facial surgery. In the context of and facilitated by the discussion about constructive and virtual image generation and the controversial gender assignment of cyborgs, his hand-made montages turn into medial world citizens. Generated from both male and female partitions, these portraits of virtual homunculi reveal feasible aesthetics. In this case, the precision of their probability also seems to show through when the world map appears to delineate the differentiation on the systems’ margins in Zappalorto’s image partitions. Martin Conrath, Curator Cluster Images

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Martin Conrath

Installation, 2 photos, each 200 x 120 cm

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