Portrait in the posthuman age
After the breakdown of the humanism, people separated the feature of human and non-human creatures based on the individualism and deconstructivism. In the posthuman age, technology as AI, and nature are the most crucial issue. People are not the main creature in this world anymore. People are part of the world who live with other creatures as technology and nature. For that reason, I composed the portrait which people are not central but as the pieces of the picture, the wall or floor.
First of all, I found the images which are related to 3 different portraits in NLS Moving Image Archive for making them part of human images. Human images could be Selfie, Someone’s trace or Someone’s relationship with others.
The technological image gradually takes up a large part in real life. I used collage to make scenes between the real place and the technological image to decentralise the factor of human. I inspired by Hito Steyerl’s disposition of the screen in her film or installation. I inspired by Triptych of Bacon for composing the order of three different scenes. I motivated by David Lynch’s film for writing words in pictures.
Experience:Being HUMAN 2020/21
Archive:Moving Image Archive (National Library of Scotland)
Links:Co-Lab 1: Being HUMAN Padlet