Faith in Technology brings a concentrated light on the relationship between the deep-seated roots we have grown inside [all] technology, and the trust and embodiment that has become our fake reality. To understand this new reality, and to show our overindulgence in its company; through the use of personalised desktop backgrounds and the overlaying of monotonous passport pictures of friends, colleagues and acquaintances. By exploring these two surfaces to gain a loose, bleak and at times, unintentionally playful overview, a digital presence; within a constructed reality.
For me, the placement of the head centred within the background brings emphasis to man’s modern-day life within the ‘spectacle’ a term used by Guy Debord 53 years ago, to describe capitalist consumption of products that isolate us from reality. The individual, many years on, is even further consumed by theses products: television, phones and computers all serve to detach us from being.
What we find ourselves looking at is private, something we don’t normally have access to. This lends its hand to appropriation, but the images are not taken, they have been given to me. In turn, dispersing the understanding of authorship over many. Faith in Technology encourages the participatory element within art and sparks many questions around, information, dependence, and the digital diaries we intrust within the digital sphere.
Has all modern technology become a negation to human life?