Erien Withouck

2019

Newspaper, 40 pages

 The illiteracy of the future,’ someone has said, will be ignorance not of reading or writing, but of photography.”

-Walter Benjamin, A Little History of Photography 

De Belgische treinen hebben in februari opnieuw iets stipter gereden (2019) is an ongoing investigation into our current image culture by analysing images which enter our mainstream media through the freely distributed newspaper METRO. 

By cropping and enlarging a series of photographs collected for a period of one month, she aims to confront the viewer with the raster of the images, attempting to break the optical illusion of the halftone technique typically used for newspaper print. By placing them into a new sequence, the chronology is broken and the context of each image is contested. 

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