Like Falling Stars…

"Virgin River, Reflection", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Virgin River, Reflection”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I read a great quote today in an interview (which I recommend reading in full) of German curator Thomas Weski by Jörg M. Colberg of Conscientious:

JC: How can one master the flood of images online? Is there a way to deal with it?
TW: I view this flood of images as a type of visual communication, which I look at and use, but which in the context of art has no bigger meaning for me. The physical presence of a printed photograph still has an enormous influence on me. It allows me to access a photograph in a sensual, even physical way. I could imagine that this approach is going to become more important for other people as well. The photographs stored on my cell phone are not going to be printed, and they thus remain immaterial. They are fleeting – like falling stars…

Like falling stars…Briefly exciting but ultimately ephemeral. What a perfect description of the tsunami of electronic images in the world…

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