Miami is a place where past, present, and future have been rendered by the proliferation of images. Here, advertising and architectural renderings converge into imaginaries that fuel real estate speculation, class divides, racial inequality, false centers, and shadow economies. “An Image“, reflects on this process in order to reveal how the future and the past are re-calibrated by images in order to keep the present in a state of becoming.
The title is borrowed from Harun Farocki’s film under the same name and references an acute awareness of these image logics. As a result, the exhibition—in the shape of objects, lectures, screenings, printed material, and education platforms—highlights the inherent political project at the core of this observation. Each occurrence over the course of this program seeks to think about the ability of an image to mutate, supplant, or intersect with reality and scale its effects across a gamut of impact zones and temporalities.
The exhibition design is inspired by an archival interpretation of ARQUITECTONICA’s Pink House. Soundtrack by Heinrich Mueller (formerly of Drexciya).
Film screenings in collaboration with the Miami Beach Cinematheque.
- Laurinda Spear and Bernardo Fort-Brescia (ARQUITECTONICA) The Pink House, Miami Shores, FL, 1976-9. Courtesy of Robert Lautman Photography, National Building Museum