"Farewell darling.." disrupts the function of a photograph through interventions and interruptions of prints and space. It calls attention to the idea that "the photographic object is fading". A point brought up in The Canon after the Internet. A conversation between Katrina Sluis, curator at The Photographer's Gallery in London, Christiane Paul, associate professor of media studies at The New School in New York, and Julian Stallabrass, professor of art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. With digital at the forefront, seeing physical works of art have become less important. You can easily view any work of art via a multitude of platforms online. Simulated experiences like the Google Art Project are an example of that cultural interaction slipping away. Which brings into question is the photographic object fading?
This memorial stands as a farewell to our physical objects in the form of a physical object.
Scaled down version was displayed at DePaul University, Department of Art, Media & Design. March 2017
Full installation includes flowers, balloons, candles and post-its for viewers to write their own farewell messages and stick around the memorial.
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