Journey of discovery
I am looking at Silicon Valley – Silicon Valley is looking at Me / decoding photography no. 1
As an additonal part of her artistic work I am looking at Silicon Valley – Silicon Valley is looking at Me, Mareike Foecking has produced photographic videos – as a reaction to the closure of museums – in which she talks to some of the protagonists of her photographic work and her travel diary about the pictures taken in Silicon Valley and thus decodes them.
In the resulting videos, the people portrayed come to life, and at the same time it is shown how different places can be experienced, but also how images of that place can be read differently and filled with content.
Prof. Fred Turner, who teaches at the Communication Department of Stanford University and is author of the book From Counterculture to Cyberrculture, opens the series.