photo series, 2023/24
176 inkjet prints, each 50x60 cm, framed

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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 001 – 002, Image Serie, 2023
Cover. Take selection, installation view, Hek Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel 2023 (right: My Wearable Pets)
Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 001 – 002, Image Serie, 2023
Cover. Take selection, installation view, Hek Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel 2023
Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 001 – 002, Image Serie, 2023
Cover. Take selection, installation view, Hek Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel 2023
Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take Overview, Image Serie, 2023
Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take Overview, Image Serie, 2023
Cover. Take 1-176 overview
Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 001 – 002, Image Serie, 2023
Cover. Take 001 / Cover. Take 002
Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 003 – 004, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 005 – 006, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 007 – 008, Image Serie, 2023
Cover. Take 007 / Cover. Take 008
Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 009 – 010, Image Serie, 2023
Cover. Take 009 (courtesy Hek, Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel) / Cover. Take 010
Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 011 – 012, Image Serie, 2023
Cover. Take 011 / Cover. Take 012 (courtesy Hek, Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel)
Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 013 – 014, Image Serie, 2023
Cover. Take 013 / Cover. Take 014 (courtesy Hek, Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel)
Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 015 – 016, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 017 – 018, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 019 – 020, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 021 – 022, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 013 – 014, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 025 – 026, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 027 – 028, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 029 – 030, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 031 – 032, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 033 – 034, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 035 – 036, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 037 – 038, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 039 – 040, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 041 – 042, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 043 – 044, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 045 – 046, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 047 – 048, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 049 – 050, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 051 – 052, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 053 – 054, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 055 – 056, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 057 – 058, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 059 – 060, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 061 – 062, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 063 – 064, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 065 – 066, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 067 – 068, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 069 – 070, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 071 – 072, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 074 – 074, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 076 – 076, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 077 – 078, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 079 – 080, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 081 – 082, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 083 – 084, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 085 – 086, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 087 – 088, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 089 – 090, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 091 – 092, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 093 – 094, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 095 – 096, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 097 – 098, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 099 – 100, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 101 – 102, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 103 – 104, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 105 – 106, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 107 – 108, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 109 – 110, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 111 – 112, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 113 – 114, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 115 – 116, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 117 – 118, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 119 – 120, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 121 – 122, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 123 – 124, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 125 – 126, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 127 – 128, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 129 – 130, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 131 – 132, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 133 – 134, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 135 – 136, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 137 – 138, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 139 – 140, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 141 – 142, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 143 – 144, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 145 – 146, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 147 – 148, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 149 – 150, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 151 – 152, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 153 – 154, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 155 – 156, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 157 – 158, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 159 – 160, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 161 – 162, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 163 – 164, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 165 – 166, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 167 – 168, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 169 – 170, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 171 – 172, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 173 – 174, Image Serie, 2023
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Esther Hunziker – Cover.Take 175 – 176, Image Serie, 2023
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DE)
Cover. Take ist eine Serie aus insgesamt 176 Bildern. 176 generierte Variationen des immer gleichen Themas: eine menschliche Figur in Jeansjacke hält eine Skulptur in den Händen, die das Gesicht verdeckt. Die Hände tragen Handschuhe, nichts lässt mehr auf ein real menschliches Wesen deuten. Es sind Portraits der immer gleichen Person, einer Person, die nie zu sehen ist. Die Identität wird durch eine Skulptur ausgetauscht, verkörpert.

"The computer is giving us its interpretation -- of a sculpture. It's, uh translating it for us; it's rethinking it, rather than reproducing it, and something is getting lost in the translation." – abgewandelters Zitat aus dem Film The Fly von David Cronenberg

Die Menge von 176 Bildern spiegelt zum einen die unendlichen Möglichkeiten maschinengenerierter KI-Bilder, Bilder, die sich niemals wiederholen. Andererseits ensteht eine Art hypnotische Faszination mit der KI zu kommunizieren, im ‹Raum der Möglichkeiten› (Latent Space) zu wühlen und aus den Millionen von Daten eigene fiktive Skulpturen zu bauen. Es sind visuelle Manifestationen von Textbefehlen welche unter anderem Stichworte enthalten wie: imperfect extraterrestrial soul, misshaped organism, uncanny body parts, wobbling humanoid, tailored bionics, crumpled goddess, medical archaeology, confused memes, disordered engineering, u.v.m.

Ed. 1+1 AE (jedes Bild ist ein Original)
Preis pro Bild CHF 3600.- inkl. Rahmen, signiert


EN)
Cover. Take is a series of 176 images. 176 generated variations on the same theme: a human figure in a denim jacket holds a sculpture in his hands that covers the entire face. The hands are gloved, nothing suggests a real person. Cover. Take are portraits of one and the same person, a person that is never visible. Identity is replaced by an embodied sculpture.

"The computer is giving us its interpretation -- of a sculpture. It's, uh translating it for us; it's rethinking it, rather than reproducing it, and something is getting lost in the translation." – adapted quote from the film The Fly by David Cronenberg

On the one hand, the 176 images reflect the infinite possibilities of machine-generated AI images, images that are never repeated. On the other hand, there is a kind of hypnotic fascination in communicating with the AI, digging in the 'latent space' and building one's own fictional sculptures from the millions of data points. The images are visual manifestations of text commands containing keywords such as: imperfect extraterrestrial soul, misshapen organism, uncanny body parts, wobbly humanoid, tailored bionics, crumpled goddess, medical archaeology, confused memes, disordered engineering, and many more.

Ed. 1+1 AE (each photograph is an original)
Price per image CHF 3600.- including frame, signed