This is a collaboration with Xabier Astigarraga and Jake Aird.
"What is it to convey the authenticity of the photographic image when most of the visual artworks produced have been staged, manipulated or created from scratch in three-dimensional environments?
When the polyphony of the virtually infinite interlacing destinies, actions, thoughts and photographs rest in the same space: the internet. In which Past and Present coexist with a maximum temporal distance of twenty years.
What difference lies between a digital scan of Capa’s negatives from the D-Day landings and another scan from negatives that have been shot in the same place with the same camera seventy years later?
Once scanned, aren't they made of the same 1’s and 0’s? Isn’t their birth a symbolic one? It happened inside a computer. Doesn’t the ubiquity of the internet make this birth even less significant?
What’s their relation to the real world once the negatives are nonexistent anymore?
Perhaps authenticity is not something that really matters nowadays. Perhaps we are now aware that we will never be able to know through photographs that an event happened for sure."
Xabier Astigarraga's piece at: http://www.xabierastigarraga.com/pages/aerodrone