This workshop was investigating the contemporary aesthetic experience of today’s world and tried to identify beauty from the point of view of ugly in everyday visual objects. The focus was on the average, the commonplace, the nonplaces in Auge’s sense, the obvious, the non-commercial, the mistakes, the ugly - all notions that not only change from person to person but also differ in place and time.
These objects were documented through the medium of black and white analogue photography with different types of cameras – only having 35 frames of film – resulting in more carefully chosen shots. Each participant had to develop his or her photos in a dark room to create an image from the time of lighting to complete copy. Through this technique, we were able to discover, reflect, analyse these »ugly« objects and developed them into interesting images.