• Date -
  • 7 p.m.
  • Place
    Festival Centre
  • 142_eSeL_FotoTinder_Foto-Wien_01_2019_C_eSeL eSeL, Foto TInder, 2019 © eSeL
  • 142_eSeL_FotoTinder_Foto-Wien_03_2019_C_eSeL eSeL, Foto Tinder, 2019 © eSeL
  • 142_eSeL_FotoTinder_Foto-Wien_02_2019_C_eSeL eSeL, Foto TInder, 2019 © eSeL

It’s the Algorithm, stupid! Digital platforms are increasingly determining which images we encounter in our digital everyday life: Opaque selection processes, for which we pay with our private data. eSeL counters the digital arbitrariness with an analogous appropriation of algorithms and invites the audience to design the exhibition via audience voting.
Swipe to Hype! It is the superficial selection process of the Tinder dating platform (of all things) that determines which photos are shown at which point in the eSeL exhibition at the Festival Headquarters.
Context Collapse for the Win? FOTO TINDER consciously dispenses with well-founded criteria meant to determine the relevance of photographs exhibited in an art context and mercilessly replaces these criteria with personalized participation processes during the festival opening.
It’s a match? As a format for critical/joyful photographic research, FOTO TINDER invites the viewer to exchange arguments that can stand up to the constraints of the digital economy of attention without the need for index fingers or wiping fingers.

Exhibition run: 22.03. – 06.04.2019
Opening: 21.03.2019, 7 p.m.

Participating artist: eSeL

FOTO WIEN Festival Centre
Österreichische Postsparkasse
Georg-Coch-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna
Wed – Sun 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free admission

06.04.2019, 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Photo of the Day with eSeL