Handbook for a Photographic Investigation | 2014

performance with xerox copy machine, projection, webcam and sound

Handbook for Photographic Investigation is a lecture about historical and paranormal mysteries and their photographic representations. The visuals for the lectures are created live, on-site with a copy machine, and are presented to the audience via projection. The low-resolution black and white images from the copy machine feed our desire to believe, perpetuating the myth. Much like a magician Vogel creates a tension between the reality of the performance space and the blurry illusion of the projected images.