My most recent work examines the effect of altering images and video footage on social media sites. The sources for the imagery range from legitimate news sites, mock news sites or viral footage. The imagery that accompanies these stories is at times grotesque or downright hilarious. Some of these themes range from rare diseases, crime scenes and UFO abductions, as well as people’s odd behavior for Internet fame.
I mediate the original source by using digital media software, collage, painting and video by which the image is then decontextualized. The result is a work that either overthrows the seriousness of the content or the opposite; by instilling a menacing tone to an inane subject matter. By exploiting the chaotic nature of social media I create a new reality triggered by my anxieties caused by media saturation.