Seeing Photography – Image Science

  • Timm Rautert and Horst Bredekamp
  • Dialogue Series Photography & Science
  • In dialogue

With his impressive cycle of works entitled “Bildanalytische Photographie” (“Analytical Photography”) from the 1960s and 1970s, Timm Rautert demonstrates the conditions of photographic work: the process from the photograph to the creation of the image under the enlarger in the laboratory to the possibilities of manipulation. In this way he creates a reflection on photography as a technical image medium. The art historian and image scientist Prof. Dr. Horst Bredekamp talks to Rautert about these very conditions and prerequisites of photography.

Location: Institute of Psychology, Lecture Hall II, Hauptstraße 47-51, 69117 Heidelberg
Language: German

The dialogue series is a cooperative event of the German-American Institute, the Institute of European Art History at the University of Heidelberg and the Biennale of Contemporary Photography.

With the kind support of the city of Heidelberg, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation and the Friedrich Foundation

What is the relationship between artistic photography and science? Renowned photographic artists* and scientists* from various disciplines will discuss these issues from 16 January to 2 April 2020 in the eight-part international dialogue series “Photography & Science”. The artistic works form the starting point for a cross-disciplinary questioning of the medium and show the potential of photography to blur both areas together.

Admission is free.