Sean Snyder has already taken part in the 50JPG in 2006 and 2010 (Photo-Trafic and La revanche de l’archive photographique respectively). The artist is fascinated by the way images transmit, transform, and conserve information. He uses an unexpected matrix for encoding and deconstructing hypotheses having to do with the subject. In search of algorithms, variables, and unknowns, his work, which questions our relationship with screens, generates connections between the virtual and the visible. What appears to be intelligible can become quite complex and vice versa.
For Caméra(Auto)Contrôle the artist is producing a new project using sequences that have been filmed at the site of the ultrasecret Mount 10, the Swiss Fort Knox for data storage deep inside a mountain near Saanen. Interested in the reverie and visual allure surrounding a technology rooted in the military, the artist used a drone to shoot his video. And reciprocally shoots the aparatus producing the spectacular images. Although apparently accurate, the image’s format is altered.
*1972, Virginia Beach (USA), lives and works in Berlin and Kiev