Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Work from Everything is Borrowed.
“The work Everything Is Borrowed consist of a selection of collages made from my ever-growing collection of found images, the collection is constantly undergoing structuring, categorizing, organizing and reorganizing. I’m interested in the connections and similarities I find between famous works of art and pictures made by anonymous people. Finding images on the internet is just like finding something in the public domain, internet based material becomes general cargo. As I see it, all art and creativity is a result of old ideas mixed with each other in new ways.
Interest in so-called “found photography” has increased in its digitalized form, probably because the pictures have been detached from their origin and therefore cant be tributed to any one in particular, like postcards in a flea market. On pages like Flickr and Ffffound the constitution of the collection and the persons ability to find interesting pictures is what gets credited by other users. Everything Is Borrowed serves as a staging of this new information flow and its consumption patterns.” – Erik Berglin