2018 MID-AMERICA COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE hosted by THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN OCTOBER 4th & 5th, 2018
Photographic Artifacts and Virtual Memories is an individual artist talk focusing on three photographic and new media projects; Corrupted, Collective, and Found. Corrupted explores a glitch aesthetic through data-bending and found photographs. Collective is the culmination of an extensive body of work made up of a series of books and videos that utilize live-streaming web-cams at various sites deemed culturally significant. Together, the images and video that comprise Collective explore how we use photography in an increasingly digital and connected world. The third body of work, an extension of Collective, is Found. A continued investigation of found photographs and live web-cams, Found is an ongoing globally collaborative exploration utilizing social media and live streaming web-cams to pinpoint a moment in time and space from multiple perspectives. A virtual link is created between myself and the participants, all of whom are complete strangers, in a questioning of privacy and access to information.