Durchblick, Lilly Lulay und Susa Templin
Kunststiftung DZ Bank, Frankfurt, 2022
Under the title "Durchblick. Lilly Lulay and Susa Templin" we present a juxtaposition of photographic works by the two Frankfurt artists. They decontextualize and fragment, layer and overlay their visual material and arrive at exciting, often three-dimensional solutions. In this way, they question our habits of seeing and our perception of images, make us aware of what lies behind them, and grant us a new and different (supposed) Durchblick (perspective/ insight) again and again. In doing so, the two artists make use of very different thematic fields and motifs.
Lilly Lulay (* 1985) builds her series of works mostly from fragments of found images, which she arranges into collages, films or room-sized installations. A central aspect for her is the question of image production and manipulation, as we find thematized in the presented series "Time Travelers", "Construction d'images (Cologne 1961)" as well as the film work "Istanbul, up and down".
In her more recent work, Lilly Lulay's special attention is devoted to digital image processing and storage. How is (image) information collected? How do we interact with the images that surround us every day? What do we direct our focus on? What do the algorithms of the giant digital data repositories read out of our image data? And how is this automated evaluation fed back into our perception?
In her series of works "Digital Dust" and "Lesson I: The Algorithmic Gaze", Lilly Lulay recreates principles of algorithmic image processing. in doing so, she makes it clear that information - whether managed by a person or an artificial intelligence (AI) - is always processed selectively.