SITUATION #82: Bomb Cloud Atlas

Fotomuseum Winterthur

Winterthur, 20 May – 17 September 2017

As the digital photographic document becomes instantly distributed and connected through online networks, big clusters of images from different sources can be merged to create a new notion of visual evidence that goes beyond the frames of individual pictures. From citizens sharing their photos on Twitter to journalistic reports and state media, all of this data can be collected and analysed – a collection of fragments that together forms a new image-space of an event. In Bomb Cloud Atlas, collected data from different moments of the conflict in Syria from 2015, like the bombings of the MSF Hospital in Ma’arat al-Numan, is used to create 3D printed models of the events. Next to the 3D reconstructions, the cluster will also feature a video that provides insight into the process behind Forensic Architecture’s work.

This display is part of the SITUATIONS series at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, which is an exhibition format developed to react more quickly to developments within photographic culture. The role of SITUATIONS is to define Fotomuseum Winterthur’s vision of what photography is becoming, at the same time offering an innovative integration of physical exhibition space and virtual forum. Using tags and clusters as a mode of curatorial classification the aim is to integrate the real and the virtual in relation to exhibition in a new way.

Kindly supported by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.

Photos: Forensic Architecture, Bomb Cloud Atlas, 2016, SITUATION#82, SITUATIONS/Fact, installation view at Fotomuseum Winterthur, 2017 © Philipp Ottendörfer


  • Eyal Weizman
  • Christina Varvia
  • Stefan Laxness
  • Sarah Nankivell
  • Ming Lin
  • Laurie Robins
  • A Satellite Studio
  • Alma Weizman
  • Hannah Weizman

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