Deep Thinker, Paul Glennon (NI)
‘Deep Thinker’ allows people to interact with the three scanned photographs that were once pasted together in the analogue world. With the use of the web page as a stage or canvas, the viewer can watch the images move back and forth. This simple movement helps to enhance the narrative of the image and engages the viewer through simple intervention rather than passive observation of a static image.
The survival of this work as a montage in the analogue world was precarious, due to the fragile state of the photographic paper (now over ten years old), the loss of the original negatives and the relative brevity of the life of the artist who owns them. The images, saved as JPGs and animated in Flash, placed on a web page will last forever, will not alter in state and can be viewed globally rather than only locally.
This work acts as a bridge for fragile objects, images and moments in the real world to a virtual, online environment. In doing so the practice and work of the artist can be seen in its completed format without taking up any ‘real’ space. Although the work is completed online, it can also be projected to accommodate a larger space and audience.
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