Fabienne Hess

limited edition: Zebras, Blobs and Blanks Scarf


February 2017
Printed on 100% silk satin,
hand finished
95 x 65 cm
£120 / €140 / $150
Edition of 20 + 1 AP

This limited edition silk scarf accompanies the book Zebras Blanks and Blobs, in which Swiss born artist Fabienne Hess explores our relationship with images and how we come to understand them in a post digital world.

There are more images demanding our attention than ever before. Surfing the Internet we are bombarded with too many images to read or to fully digest. Hess’ project is a meditation on how this new image-rich environment is changing the way we see, and understand, our world.

In Zebras Blanks and Blobs Hess has presented 13 ‘collections’ made with thousands of images from the University of Edinburgh’s recently digitised archive. The images are grouped by formal criteria that are at once arbitrary, evocative and amusing, such as those containing a red dot, a person raising an arm, a triangular shape, or a certain shade of blue. The book has been published alongside Hess’ solo show at Talbot Rice Gallery, Hits and Misses (from the archive), in which she brought over 25,000 images from the digital archive together in a vast installation of printed silk which hung from the gallery walls.