Honey, there's a virus in the photos!
"We cannot but build on the ruins of the society of the spectacle". A phrase by Guy Debord helps us observe the images of series "Trashion", in which iconic figures are deconstructed, to reveal new creative roots.
In a world dominated by images, divas, starlets and appearances, in which all that is real has to become image or disappear, graphic experiment "Trashion" depicts the decline of that same world.
Like in a primordial soup, in which the past of images reacts with the instanteous and corrosive present, the meanings of image stratified in time vanish under the very eyes of the spectator and dilate with atrophic tentacles towards a new significance.
The graphic component decomposes like a virus what photography synthesizes, revealing a more complex and mysterious soul than in the initial snapshot.
If the iconic image is broken, the work yet conserves its traces, giving value to them and underlining their metaphoric scope. Shadows and subliminal filters bring new values of surprising presence.
Photos © Atelier LTVs
31 August 2012
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