Thin layers of skin
'Thin layers of skin' is a series that seeks to build a correlation between the digital age and physical death. By combining photographs of constructed sets and material objects which reference computer-generated imagery (CGI), along the photographic documentation of my grandfather's burial, I aim to question the intangible and perpetual aspect of digital data, as opposed to the predestined human mortality. Therefore, by imitating visual attributes of CGI through physically composed photographs, my intention was to erase their virtual immortality, in favor to reminiscent the entropic nature of life. Finally, I believe there lies an ambiguous relation between virtual processes and corporeality, thus, pixels becoming cells, wire-frame models and rendered surfaces shifting into skin, and layers ultimately collapsing into the ground.
Daniel Allen • Sarah Benstead • Krasimira Butseva • Ben Dawes • Emma Durrant-Fellows • Cristian Jurji • Elliot McRae • Anca-Ioana Pirvu • Victoria Smith •