Marie, Digitally Dehanced, Berlin, 2004 (C) Mathias Vef/Schwarzrosagold

We are confronted with millions of visual stimuli at any time. We only take a closer look at those things that manage to draw our attention. “digitally dehanced” plays with the unique potential and the challenges of digital mass-media in a visually over-saturated world.

Modern computers allow us to inflate the value of images after they are taken, thus the working term “digitally enhanced”. In fact, the use of pre-programmed algorithms eliminates seemingly disturbing aspects. Rather than an “improvement” often the original character can be lost. This, then is the message of the series “digitally enhanced” – when you take a closer look at these images you may actually see less than was there before.

During the process of creation some pieces of essential information are multiplied while others are eliminated. This reduction of information requires the observer to read “between the lines” and to see the whole.

Digitally Dehanced, Berlin, 2004 (C) Mathias Vef/Schwarzrosagold

Mel, Digitally Dehanced, Berlin, 2004 (C) Mathias Vef/Schwarzrosagold

Me, Digitally Dehanced, Berlin, 2004 (C) Mathias Vef/Schwarzrosagold