Clement Valla – Scanners
Media Ecologies Lecture Series
fieldstations, field, agent, station, anthropocene, technosphere, sense, adapt, create, network, research, knowledge, education, environment, systemic balance, berlin, munich, ghent, basel
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Clement Valla – Scanners

Clement Valla’s talk “Scanners” explores the entanglement between humans and computers in image creation and interpretation. Focusing on the unexpected gaps and seams of digital systems, Valla uncovers surprising imagery and highlights skuomorphic boundaries resulting from interactions between the physical and digital realms. Through technology, particularly 3D scanning, he defamiliarizes nature, attending to non-humans and creating images for machines. The discussion will delve into the unique relationship 3D scanning has with dimensional space and temporal representation, intersecting with the histories of photography and cinema.

Clement Valla is a New York based artist whose work considers how humans and computers are increasingly entangled in making, seeing and reading pictures.

He has had recent solo exhibitions at PC Galleries in Providence, XPO Gallery in Paris and Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn. His work has also been exhibited at ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen, Germany; Stedelijk Museum, Breda, Netherlands; Bitforms Gallery, New York; Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris, France; Haus der Photographie, Hamburg, Germany; Museum of the Moving Image, New York; KIM Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Latvia; Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh; and The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis;

His work has been cited in The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, El Pais, Huffington Post, Rhizome, Domus, Wired, The Brooklyn Rail, Liberation, and on BBC television. Valla received a BA in Architecture from Columbia University and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Digital+Media. He is currently an associate professor at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Installation view of Clement Valla, Scanners , bitforms gallery SF, 2022.

Installation view of Clement Valla, Scanners , bitforms gallery SF, 2022.

The lecture wiill happen online on Thursday 21/03 at 18h CET, please register here:

The lecture series is moderated and curated by prof. Corneel Cannaerts, Fieldstation Studio Ghent, KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture