In particular, picture captions have the function of guiding the perception. At the very least, they provide a proposal that a picture be received and interpreted in a certain way. Moreover, the significance of the text is especially apparent when words and the picture caption appear in tandem, as in this case the photo is downgraded to the role of an illustrative accessory to the written description. Conversely, at first glance this project provides only the written description on the reverse side of the collected photos. The texts are unambiguous and straightforward and generate a subjective, visual counterweight in the viewer. It is only when the viewer withdraws or nears the image in an indirect manner that the or she sees reflected the true, inverted image based on the textual description.
found footage | Part of the exhibition “blueeyephotoaward”, Linz 2014.