The glow of the stock market crash – Economy

  • Benjamin Samuel and Achim Wambach
  • Dialogue Series Photography & Science
  • In dialogue

Only a title such as “Deutscher Aktienindex 30+1” refers in Benjamin Samuel’s abstract picture series to the fact that the artist here depicts the stock market crash of 2008. Samuel uses computer-based algorithms to translate this event into an image. Together with Prof. Dr. Achim Wambach, President of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Samuel will discuss how stock market phenomena can be depicted in a flickering play of colours.

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.