Exhibition & Symposium

Exhibition & Symposium 9.11. - 13.11.21

Tuesday 09/11/21, 19:00 - 21:00

Espace Commines, 17 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris
No ticket needed. Covid pass is mandatory.

Symposium (limited places):
Thursday 11/11/21, from 9:00

Espace Commines, 17 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris
Ticket and Covid pass are mandatory for the symposium.


09h00: Coffee and Registration

10h00: Welcome (Milo Keller & Claus Gunti)

10h15: Capture and automation (moderated by Claus Gunti), Anne-Katrin Weber Pilotless Planes and Autonomous War? Drones and the Politics of Unmanned Technology, Marco De Mutiis An Eye Unruled, Florian Amoser A Diagram of Photographic Processes

11h45: Images and data politics (moderated by Milo Keller), Ann-Christin Bertrand KNOW YOUR TERRORIST CREDIT SCORE! Or: The Politics of Training Images, Yung Au Navigating Data Worlds, Emmanuel Alloa Automated Stupidity. On the Aesthetics of Digital Camouflage

13h00: Lunchbreak

14h30: Restart

14h40: Authorship and agency (moderated by Claus Gunti), Boris Magrini Automation and Intentionality — Photography without the Camera, Milo Keller “Don’t Panic. Learn How It Works”, Clément Lambelet The Necessity Of Error

16h25: Computation and the real (moderated by Milo Keller), Estelle Blaschke Infrastructures Of Automated Photography, Felix Stalder The Truth Is Artificial. Technology and Epistemology in the Account for Complex Situations, Claus Gunti Computational Images, Cyberspace, and the Tokenization the Real, Simone C Niquille Images, Alive with a Million Pixels, Dripping in Realism

18h30: Joël Vacheron On Artist Interviews

18h40: Alan Warburton Converge, Control, Collapse, Crunch (artist talk and discussion with Joël Vacheron)

Wed. 10 - Fri. 12 - Sat. 13/11/21,
Opening hours 12:00 - 20:00.

Espace Commines, 17 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris
No ticket needed. Covid pass is mandatory.


An increasing number of images are produced autonomously by machines for machines with a grad- ual exclusion of any human intervention. Automated Photography is a research project developed by the Master Photography at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne that addresses this situation by examining the technologies of image production and distribution such as: machine learning, CGI, photogrammetry. An immersive audiovisual exhibi- tion presents critical views and a selection of projects that explore the aesthetic and conceptual potential of automated photography ​​​​​​.

Opening reception, 19:00 - 21:00, Tuesday 09/11/21

Exhibition, 12:00 - 20:00, Wed. 10 - Fri. 12 - Sat. 13/11/21 

Artists Exhibition:
Nora Al-Badri, Simone C Niquille, Alan Warburton, Florian Amoser, Sara Bastai, Emidio Battipaglia, Emma Bedos, Alexey Chernikov, Gaël Corboz, Nikolai Frerichs, Gohan Keller, Philipp Klak, Augustin Lignier, Valentin Woeffray.

Curator: Milo Keller
Coordination: Florian Amoser
Exhibition Design: Adrien Rovero, Arthur Cotteaux 
Graphic Design: Thomas le Provost

Symposium, 09:00 - 19:00, Thursday 11/11/21

Editors: Milo Keller, Claus Gunti, Florian Amoser 

Speakers Symposium: 
Emmanuel Alloa, Yung Au, Ann-Christin Bertrand, Estelle Blaschke, Marco De Mutiis, Clément Lambelet, Boris Magrini, Simone C Niquille, Felix Stalder, Joël Vacheron, Anne-Katrin Weber