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Cyber Fantasy

Saturday, October 08 - 11:00AM to 11:50AM
Caprice 2

As our current image culture becomes increasingly saturated, images have come to serve the same purpose as linear texts: that is, to distribute information, record history, and express language. There now exists a repeated, infinite feedback loop between image makers and image consumers. Subsequently, the internet has developed itself as both a place of permanence and ever-flowing, abundant information. All of this accounted for, Cyber Fantasy questions where photography stands and how an image maker can quantify meaning within a space where images exist so abundantly.

By combining themes of mortality with themes of excess and referencing the symbolism and iconography of Vanitas and Dutch still life, Cyber Fantasy explores the overlaps between the obsolescence of technology, and the consequential state of photography in a highly saturated image culture and how digital tools can be both medium and content.


Savannah Calhoun
Savannah Calhoun

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