Nude Study 39 (motion)
Edition 1 of 1 Nude study 39 (motion) Augmented Photography 2021 In the series NUDE STUDY, Damjanski explores the theme of Aktstudien using his Bye Bye Camera (http://byebye.camera/) application as an artistic tool. With the use of the mobile application, he explores photographic moments, taking portions of the surroundings while erasing human presence. Images present viewers with a digitally-enhanced environment where, instead of information adding up, visual data “deletes” or “cancels,” just as our existence. In this liminal space, a world exists where humans are neither present nor extinct but soaked in technology. The artist's presence is tangible as he acts for capturing these augmented photographs. Likewise, the AI tool detects body shapes but keeps human traces like the shadows. He compares these visual traces to surreal artifacts of a speculative scenario that is post-human. The result is a digitally-enhanced reality where humans stand at the verge of presence and absence, somewhere between the physical and the immaterial.