The Fabrication of
[...]Of course we could detail the benefits of these techniques which allow for the collection of precise information for mapping, the study of natural resources, forest monitoring for deforestation control, environmental protection, meteorology, natural disaster prevention, etc. I only want to expose that there is an obverse to such wonders, an effect that, unwillingly, innocently, these technological miracles produce a large revolution that changes reality itself and our relationship with the world. This can be simply put: the problem of these photographs is not that the machines allow for more or better images of the world, it’s that, for them, a little more each day, the world becomes an image. Capture dreaming, as a Kodak advertisement said. Click clack, this is the dream that the real is captured; but click clack, the real is dissolving. Eaten by the little birdie. Such is the photograph’s magic.
In this time, images are the fabrications of the real.[...]
art: Todd Bienvenu, Shady, 2015, oil on linen, 40" x 37"