Selected Sculptures 2
Posted by <Brandon Bandy> on 2022-10-15
A continuation of my devirtualized memetic image-objects, these works engage with hyperreality. Their conception begins within a memetic network, they devirtualize and enter physical space, are digitally captured, then transmuted into physical image-objects (facsimiles), and are seen by the camera yet again, etc. This work asks, how does one make art today? I’m interested in engaging with memetic culture in a way which goes beyond simply re-presenting the “meme” but asks, if memes have replaced art’s cultural significance, how does one make a work that uses the memetic chain as a medium? The versions of the works exist simultaneously in various locations at various scales in various stages of resolution, but their truest form is within the image, the creation of the facsimile encourages simultaneous wonder and exasperation, even when viewing the work in physical space, it’s all just an image in the end.