The identity of imaging methods by Sebastian Cremers

The following Series of Images result from different imaging methods. Their main purpose of showing information has been reversed into showing no information at all. There is a point zero of information in every method. What is left communicates nothing but the traces of the process, that produced the image.

Exhibition of Sebastian Cremers' »Ininvisible« in October 2008 at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design showing different processes. (Photo taken by Daniel Schludi)

There are processes that produce an image. These processes are called imaging methods. All those processes have in common, that they are developed to come up with information. The camera for example has originally been built to show the same reality that we see with our own eyes. And until today more perfection in that matter is the main argument for the camera industry to sell there latest products.

In contrast to modern photography, early black and white photography sheds light on the process of photography itself by showing their traces of imperfection. Vilém Flusser marked the commencement of photography as much more concrete and less abstract than the preceeding color print.

Thanks to Mr. R. Bouwens from the University of California – Santa Cruz, Daniel Gerlich from the ETH Zürich, Scott C. Holswade from the Sandia National Laboratories, the Druckcoop – Karlsruhe and most of all Dr. Friedman from the Center of Radiology – Karlsruhe for their great support on the project.


Radiology I

Radiology II

Radiology III

Radiology IV

Digital Photography Stripes with 50, 100, 200, 300 & 400 ASA

Offset (produced with plain printing plate)

Infrared Telescope (showing white spots of a galaxy beyond the milky way. This galaxy can't emit any light, therefore it is supposed to be invisible for the process. Scientifically it is not proven where those spots come from.)

Confocal Background Signal of a Microscope