Verbatim is a sculptural installation comprised of projection and recycled CD pieces that comments on our ever-changing relationship with ourselves because of technology. Just as CDs spun around our Walkmans, the world also cycled, updated, and advanced. This new digital world was no longer surrounding us but rather existed in the palm of our hands. Confined in this rectangular box were fabricated personas, compressed emotions, and the constant passing of judgment. This began to control our paradigms and influence us to view ourselves and others in an ultimately negative way. The CD’s colorful and reflective attributes create an opportunity to recognize ourselves and others in an alternate experience outside that box of clicks, scrolls and double taps.
On view at Stamps Gallery
This work is featured as part of Adapt: The 2019 Stamps Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: the Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Art & Architecture Building, and Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performances, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.