Image: Simon Roberts
External Exhibition

Simon Roberts featured in Songs of the Sky: Photography & the Cloud

C/O Berlin
11 December 2021 - 21 April 2022

Open daily, 11am – 8pm

Featuring a collection of Simon Roberts' The Celestials cyanotypes, this exhibition places contemporary artworks into dialogue with materials from the history of photography.

Humans have always looked to the sky in order to predict the future. No other motif has driven science and art over the past century like that of clouds. Today we look into the cloud – the central metaphor of the digital age. As global corporations use the nebulous concept of the cloud to conceal the material body of our contemporary computer and internet technology, artists look to cloud motifs to reveal the databased ways in which our lives are organized and stored. Whereas photographs of the heavens allowed photographers to display their technical prowess in the nineteenth century, today they are proof of our machine’s digital intelligence.

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