Affect Me: Social Media Images in Art


In the age of Facebook, Twitter, and co., smartphone photos and videos are shared millions of times on the web. They are pleased or protesting, they help form communities and promote the circulation of emotional impact. This book was made in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, Affect Me: Social Media Images in Art at KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation, Dusseldorf. The artists involved have a particular interest in those images that feed into social media in a political context. The artists focus on how to move and mobilise people, beyond their reporting function, and how they are positioned on the permeable border between fiction and reality. In-depth essays examine the role social media images play in the generation of emotional affects and their transfer into the work of the participating artists. Published by Spector Books (Leipzig). 

190 pages, 24.5 x 17cm, hardcover, Spector Books (Leipzig).