The ongoing digitalization of our environment creates an increasing amount of single blocks of information. In their electronic forms, and using computer based processing technologies, these blocks can be freely arranged and placed in new relations to one another. The pictorial work is based on photographs of frontal views from the image collection of the Canadian Center of Architecture CCA. Potentially interesting image fragments and components were recorded, detached from their existing image context and, using image montage, seamlessly rearranged into new, imaginary constructed images.
The digital processing culture places new demands on the existing photographic materials. The focus shifts from the outer gestalt of the one complete picture to the interior; it dissects the image into its components, thus identifying picture fragments for possible future use. What will be the consequences of this fact for contemporary image archives and how will the question of copyright regarding the image fragments taken from pictures be dealt with?