Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Work from Summit.
“Summit is an amalgamation of Romantic landscape paintings, miniature golf courses, and Google image searches. In Summit, sculptural interventions work to create an immersive experience addressing the nature and function of photography in contemporary visual culture.
To activate Summit its viewer must become a participant on the stage where summiting occurs. In this way, Summit takes its name, at least partially, in referencing the process of summiting anything with a vista, which is a popular experience for recording. A cursory Google search for “Summit Selfie,” yields approximately one hundred seventy million results, and in a manner of speaking, Summit is a product of all of them. It is their proxy. In this gesture, Summit questions the modes and frequency in which images function in our digitally rich landscape by becoming the physical manifestation of one.” – Justin Hodges