ON THE WATER
"Just a little bit... respect | EU-Network Artist Symposium | Cselley Mühle Oslip, August 2018
Digital Smudge on Found Footage Photos | Digital Print on Fabric
With the work On The Water, I try to think about the way we deal with the endless stream of news about human tragedies in the digital age. Based on images from refugee boats in the Mediterranean which I collected online, I recreate the gestures that we usually execute when we encounter those images on our social media channels on a daily basis with the means of a digital smudge tool: the gesture to – after a short moment of affectedness – swipe away these images to make way for new inputs.
Photos: Imre Tolnay