The digital network has documented, indexed, mapped, processed, quantified and manipulated physical space, creating a new identical layer of reality. Now we live simultaneously in the virtual and physical dimensions, in a state of permanent wonder and terror.
Through this process of the objectification of virtual space, the viewer also becomes objectified.
These images cause us to question:
Are we in their space or are they in ours?
Are they physical objects or windows into another world?
What does it mean to become a digital object in a physical world?
The ancient Celtic term “thin places” was used to describe those places where the boundary between the mortal and the sacred is thinnest. Might the phrase also be applied to the physical/virtual “betweenity” we experience on a daily basis?