With "view control" Galerie Andreae presents the Berlin artist Francis Zeischegg for the
second time in a single exhibition.
In the spotlight are new drawings, wall works, models and objects.
With the exhibition, the artist refers to real and virtual visual constructions and views.
"View-Control" is among others a tool for shielding displays from banking machines, so that
only the customer can recognize the display from a certain angle. Digital image resolutions
ensure that the screen closes itsellf lamella-like through screening. With her new drawings
Francis Zeischegg addresses the following processes: the division of the grid into points and
overlaps, the superposition of the structures of a prior and a behind. Here, new experimental
techniques of analog and digital methods are being used. Printed objects and cutting plots
are placed directly on the wall as an extension of conventional drawing techniques.
Francis Zeischegg, who also addresses analogous viewpoints with her work, is refering with
her new drawings and wall works to current self-forming visual viewing systems of synthetic
grids and virtual spheres.
While in the 1970s analogous pictorial representations still prevailed, a profound change has
taken place since then.
"Computer graphics (CAP) (...) Flight simulators, computer animation, machine image
recognition, (...) motion control, etc. are only a few techniques that rearrange the vision in a
separate plane from the viewer and the human eye. It turns out that the newly developed
techniques of image production become dominant visualization models and determine the
most important social processes and institutions. (...) Most of the historically important
functions of the human eye are replaced by practices in which images (visual images) are no
longer related to the respective position of an observer in the "real", optically perceptible
If one can even say that these images refer to something or relate to something, then
probably to millions of bits of electronic mathematical data. Visibility will increasingly be
located in a cybernetic and electromagnetic terrain, where abstract visual and linguistic
elements meet and are consumed, distributed, exchanged world-wide." Jonathan Crary, Techniques of the Beholder , Dresden, Basel 1996
"The artist sets up observation points and at the same time focuses on position and view.
She camouflages the post and puts it out." Ines Lindner, Berlin 2012
- In the exhibition view control in the form of finely crafted models or real visual objects,
which the visitors of the exhibition can test themselves. -
"The observation position is made visible. Everyone can receive them to discover ordinary
social environments by taking a different look at them. Thus exposed as a usable object,
noticeably different spaces meet each other. At the interfaces it becomes clear without a
great explanation how our eyes are shaped and conditioned:
Permitted and forbidden looks, stressed and casual. Planned viewing zones go up and down
and transform into less-rushed. How standardizations become enlightened is realized when
the simple viewing devices of Francis Zeischegg draw attention to these zones. The
stringency of standardized views is here. There is something to discover." Ines Lindner, Berlin 2012
The exhibition viewcontrol surveys and makes clear how much the modern and the digital
world is controlling our eyes, influencing our visual behavior, changing our perception and
changing it further.