Psst!
X

Heart in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
2012-2015

While riding the subway home one evening, I saw the same movie poster ad affixed on multiple train platforms—but each experience was different in a way that challenged me to investigate. I decided to search the New York City subway system, night after night, to photograph the same advertisement in as many installations as I could find. The process created an opportunity to glean the fluid nature of originality and perception. 

Differences in air bubbles, graffiti, shadows and available light, which otherwise escape a commuter’s notice, suggest that when considering the life of a print, copies become originals.

This reversal sets up a heightened awareness of our role as observer, participant and, for some, as photographer. As we see ourselves seeing  images, the act of perception redefines an original as an event—an intersection of viewer and image at a point in time and space—not a prior, arbitrated assignment of value.

By embracing this fluid definition of originality and the resulting reflexive state of mind, images, as one type of artifact, easily break down into their socio-cultural traits under the authority of the self-aware viewer. 
What do you think?

Jonah, 2012

Jonah E-CS
2012, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed.9
Jonah E-34.2
2012, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Jonah E-42.1
2012, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed.9
Jonah E-34.1
2012, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed.9
Jonah 6-14
2012, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Jonah 6-42
2012, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Jonah 6-14
2012, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Jonah E-34.3
2012, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed.9
Jonah 6-125
2012, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Jonah 6-96.1
2012, archival pigment print,  20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Jonah 6-33
2012, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Jonah M-14
2012, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Jonah E-42.2
2012, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Jonah 6-96.1
2012, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Jonah 6-68
2012, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Installation image from "Taking Heart in the Ager of Mechanical Reproduction"Equity Gallery, NY, 2017

Amy, 2015

Amy E-CS
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Amy E-5
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in.,  ed. 9
Amy F/M-16
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Amy F/M-23
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Amy C-50.2
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Amy C-50.1
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in.,  ed. 9
Amy 6-96
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Amy 6-86
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Amy 6-51
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Amy 6-68
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Amy 6-77
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Amy E-50.1
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Installation image from "Taking Heart in the Ager of Mechanical Reproduction"
Equity Gallery, NY, 2017

Carrie, Fred, 2015

Carrie, Fred E-33
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Carrie, Fred N-40
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in.,  ed. 9
Carrie, Fred E-CS
2015, archival pigment print,  20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Carrie, Fred E-CS
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Carrie, Fred E-33.2
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Carrie, Fred F/M-14.2
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Carrie, Fred C-50
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Carrie, Fred F/M-14.3
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Carrie, Fred 7-CS
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9

Ted, 2015

Ted G-G.2
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted G-G.3
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted E-50
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted L-L.2
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted E-CS-2
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted L-3
2015, archival pigment print,  20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted F/M 14-1
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted F/M-23
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted L-G.2
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted G-N
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted F/M 14.2
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted L-G.1
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted E-CS.1
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted E-CS.3
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted L-L.1
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ted G-G.1
2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Installation image from "Taking Heart in the Ager of Mechanical Reproduction"
Equity Gallery, NY, 2017

Ester, Hailee, Brittany, Anna, Rebel, 2015

Ester, Hailee, Brittany, Anna, Rebel E-CS.1, 2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ester, Hailee, Brittany, Anna, Rebel E-CS.2, 2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ester, Hailee, Brittany, Anna, Rebel E-CS.4, 2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ester, Hailee, Brittany, Anna, Rebel E-50.2, 2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ester, Hailee, Brittany, Anna, Rebel E-50.1, 2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Ester, Hailee, Brittany, Anna, Rebel E-CS.3, 2015, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9

Lydia, Naomi, Anne, 2013

Lydia, Naomi, Anne E-CS.1
2013, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Lydia, Naomi, Anne F/M-14.2
2013, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Lydia, Naomi, Anne E-CS.2
2013, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Lydia, Naomi, Anne F/M-14.4
2013, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Lydia, Naomi, Anne E-50
2013, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Lydia, Naomi, Anne E-42.1
2013, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Lydia, Naomi, Anne F/M-14.1
2013, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Lydia, Naomi, Anne 6-96
2013, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Lydia, Naomi, Anne F/M-14.3
2013, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Lydia, Naomi, Anne 6-77
2013, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Lydia, Naomi, Anne F/M-14.5
2013, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Lydia, Naomi, Anne 6-96
2013, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Lydia, Naomi, Anne E-CS.3
2013, archival pigment print, 20 in. x 30 in., ed. 9
Installation image from "Taking Heart in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"
Equity Gallery, NY, 2017