Sunday, March 18, 2012
I am interested in the disregarded and the peripheral as a means to look into the unconsciousness of our society in search of what drives it, and how these objects and locations come to affect our overall being and identity within a given domain. I am administering a narrative discourse in the form of a critique of our modern culture: a contemporary document that is produced at an experiential, straight-forward level that aims at a more thorough penetration of the surface. This surface under investigation is a barrier that has been fabricated through certain aesthetic choices to reaffirm ideologies that sustain historical, cultural, and at times political myths. The photographs show what it looks like when a culture upholds this barrier to devise an authored view of how they want to appear to others. Often this visual culture has been faced with a sort of aesthetic violence or erasure that is inherent to neglect and a weathering from natural causes, however, this further demonstrates the ephemerality and exhaustive qualities that these cultural myths are built upon.
This is one of the projects that I have been working on so far while in Boston.
Let me know what you think.