I am fascinated with the way technology, information and communication are increasingly shaping our life, yet, I’m disturbed by the vast amount of time we are spending on our phones, physically present yet mentally elsewhere.
We communicate, search for information, shop, listen to music, read books, play and much more, all on our phones. Icons and symbols replace text to simplify and speed things up. We flick through endless scrolls of images and text on social media platforms, barely remembering what we saw due to the volume of information. There is a tendency to remember less and less as we can access everything on external hard discs and in ‘The Cloud’. All this we are doing alone.
Through the meticulous and old fashioned techniques of drawing, painting, etching and sculpture, I am trying to counter the speed and superficial nature of the way we access data. My aim is to replace it with slowness and deep observation while embracing the visual language of the digital sphere.
‘DISconnect’ invites the viewer to pause and reflect upon this age of information, where the the speed of change escalates so fast and the future seems unfathomable. @ Gabriela Schutz