CHRIS BARKER

 

DIGITAL IMAGE

The digital image is an interesting type of currency.  It is fluid, changeable, light, repeatable, airy, malleable, cheap, and rapid.  Like dust, it finds its way into the unnoticed nooks and crannies of our attention.  Great tides of digital images accumulate in binary repositories in data centres, representing an emergent groundlessness of meaning, and an increasing similitude of intent.  The digital image is used as a kind of capitalist lure - a kind of technofloss, or bubble, where the grazing schools of internet-sunk eyeballs are pulled and pushed toward image-based nets, digital wallets open.  

The images presented in this collection try to give the AI something that they can't classify.  

Else there will be no dreaming, nothing unknown.