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Unfixing Horizons (photo by Yuta Mori)

Jeroen Zwaap (Rotterdam (NL), 1980) is a Dutch-Turkish queer visual artist and digital explorer and UFO-enthusiast. His practice is best described as working on the verge of photography, using the medium to explore and break through the boundaries between the human mind, machine intelligences, and the more-than-human world.

Unfixing Horizons (photo by Yuta Mori)

Artist Statement

The devices and technologies we use and how they connect us define our era. With each technological development, we become more intimately connected to our devices. In my practice, I explore the shifting boundaries between humans and machine intelligences, and what it means when our relations with the world around us are being mediated by our technologies. By pushing the boundaries to the point of break-through I build bridges and collaborations between the human mind, machine intelligences and the natural world. Ultimately to challenge anthropocentric perspective and to create new relations with the world around us. Here photography serves as both a practical tool and a conceptual framework, helping me to investigate and articulate the complex relationships between human perception, technology, and the natural world.

About my practice

I mostly work in the expanded field of photography, where the medium intersects with other forms of making and technology. Photography enables me to collaborate with machine intelligences and the natural world. In this the photographic image becomes raw (digital) material or data which I translate into new sensory and temporal experiences. This process of transduction informs my research into the mediated relations we have with the world around us.

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