A CAD mesh forming the crumpled surface of the image of an interior is projected and reflected from a rectangle on the floor describing the original dimensions of the photograph. I am interested in pointing to an increased reverence for objects in a screen based culture and how they gain and shed meaning over time. Ultimately, there is a questioning of what happens when sculpture is given an extra layer of content, adding to the surface of a form with a representational photographic source - a pointer to something else outside of itself, and the tertiary discussion that emerges between them - image and form.
- Year Created: 2014
- Submitted to ArtBase: Monday Jun 23rd, 2014
- Original Url: http://rzollinger.com/imageObject.html
- rzollinger, primary creator
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Throughout my work, I combine the languages inherent in both sculpture and photography to construct forms that break down the distinctions between image and object, expression and documentation, icon and index, art and technology.
Drawing on both digital technology and direct material processes, my work starts with images sourced from family, found and staged photographs that are then digitized and rendered using CAD software. Through this process, I identify and extract a corresponding form that I build by hand. My process enables me to question how objects build and shed meaning over time within a screen-based culture.
Image and form are fused to function as a lens looking at both the past, by way of imagery carried on the surface that captures specific moments and patterns leading up to the my families immigration eventually to the United States, while remaining rooted in the present, by way of the object’s digitally derived facture. Underlying this is an investigation into the depiction of third culture identity and multi-locationism. With these works, I seek to bridge the everyday and the political, connect history with the present, and in turn, blur the border between personal and collective memory.