Unleashing Screensaver: May 8th

Posted on: May 8th, 2018 by Mary Meixner No Comments

Carla Gannis, DDA 555 Subverting Digital Media, Department of Digital Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

In this course students are learning to explore their creative and potentially non-conformist ideas within the context of digital media practices. Students engage in self-directed practical as well as theoretical inquiry into harnessing the internet, code and the moving image as a means of artistic subversion. Students are studying interventions, disruptions and subversion through the lens of the historical avant-garde and contemporary artistic and tactical media practices. The function of digital media is examined as both an artistic medium and as a vehicle for communication.


Rebecca Singer : #selfie

iPhone photo

Rebecca Singer is an MFA Digital Imaging candidate at Pratt Institute. Her work strives to heighten the viewer’s awareness of their own physicality through the use of visual triggers. Singer’s motivation to enhance the viewer’s visceral consciousness stems from a personally observed connection between emotional discomfort and physical sensation: mind and body have equal influence in this balance. #selfie is an uncomfortably intimate view of the artist’s throat and mouth — the image highlights the dual internal and external nature of this major passageway, which is surprisingly graphic in appearance.


Junhao Zhu: Selfie – Mask

Statement: A selfie should be just a selfie, but people take a selfie is just like putting on a mask that covers up the real self.


Part of Unleashing Screensaver & Unleashing exhibitions
Apr 1 – May 31, 2018
concept & coordination: (c) merry
supported by PAF & Teachers College, Columbia University



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