Pandoras Algorithm

Moses Omeogo

Just as Prometheus bestowed fire upon humanity, knowledge grows with every achievement scientists bring forth. As titans of the new age, they wield wisdom and power. With rapid developments in quantum computing, various implications for the future arise. Among those are benefits and uncertainties. However, these are only known to a select few. Therefore alienation thrives between those who seek answers and the individuals that fail to comprehend their questions. Our world continues to be driven to a state in which science blurs the boundaries of reality.

Pandoras Algorithm is also displayed as part of the virtual exhibition „Social Change“ (Gesellschaftlicher Wandel). The link can be found below.

Moses Omeogo

Is a photographer living in Hamburg. He is currently learning how to incorporate 3D modelling and programming into his projects.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

I could see myself teaching at some point, or maybe work for a magazine as an editor.

What is a good design for you?

Reduced shapes, thought-out colour concepts, functional.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Besides the whole bachelor semester, I would say the artist residency in March 2019 was pretty intense. We were a group of 12 photographers from all over. Istanbul, New York, Hamburg, London, Prague just to name a few. Our mentor, Antoine d'Agata was challenging us every day, for two weeks, no break. In the end, I couldn't even think straight, but it was definitely worth it and influenced my perception of photography.

Who or what inspires you?

Mostly conversations with people, it doesn#t matter if it is about art, design, culture, politics, or just life. There is always an opening that presents itself which gives way to a new idea.

How do you approach a new project?

I usually brainstorm until my head explodes. Just write up every thought I have and find a pattern that makes sense to me. Apply it, change it, create something new, get back to the old idea & repeat.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Be open to other creative practices. Don't be too sceptic if you have to attend courses that teach drawing, film making, philosophy, etc. All of it is valuable experience which you will be able to use at some point. Besides, nearly every artistic expression is bound to be connected to another.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

I got better at finding a pace at which my projects progress. Therefore, not stressing myself too much if something did not work out right away.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

I wanted to be a film director at first and chose the program as a way to build up a few fundamentals. However, I ended up enjoying photography a lot more than I expected.

What are you not going to miss in your studies?

The sometimes unspecific feedback from professors and students. I don't mind someone telling me that my work is “nice” or “interesting”. However, if that is the extent of someone's input that doesn't really pave the way for a discussion on how to improve a project.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

With my flatmates and friends, lots of booze and good food.

Say hi!

2 comments in total

bernadette.schweihoff 2021-02-13 15:57:05

Sehr spannende Arbeit! Ich mag die Klarheit, den Fokus und die Verbindungen!

Hakan 2021-02-12 21:02:35

Hey Moses, auch wenn du nicht hören willst, dass deine Arbeit "nice" und "interesting" ist, sag ich dir, dass mir deine Arbeit richtig gut gefällt! Jetzt habe ich finally ein Bild ;-) Feier schön mit lots of booze und good food. Wir lieben dich! Pupsi, Mausi, Hasi und Spatzl

Oxana Salzmann