Monday, 10 August 2015

Fabienne Hess - Hits And Misses - Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Fabienne Hess - Hits And Misses - Digital images on silk fabric (detail)

On dispay at the Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh until 3 October 2015 is Hits And Misses by Fabienne Hess. It is a visual interpretation of the University of Edinburgh's image collection and contains every available image from the digital archive (20,000+) in no particular order.  It illustrates the size of the collection.  Also as part of the exhibition are two monitors - one showing the images from the collection that have been viewed most and another showing a selection that haven't been viewed online at all.  


Fabienne Hess - Hits and Misses - Digital images on silk fabric

Although there are coloured items within the images the overall impression is one of neutral shades particularly beige.  Hess states how overwhelming she found the image archive when going through it and how unremarkable some of the most viewed items were and yet how beautiful some were that had never been looked at online.

Fabienne Hess - Hits and Misses - Digital images on silk fabric
Fabienne Hess - Hits and Misses - Digital images on silk fabric

Fabienne Hess - Hits and Misses - Digital images on silk fabric (detail)
 
If you're in Edinburgh pop in for a look it's only 10 minutes walk from Waverley station.

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