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backdropper

perfect bound book

cyanotpyes, poetry

2017

 

backdropper is a collaboration with poet joshua wilkerson. using the only photos taken on my iphone over the course of 2017, alongside wilkerson's poetic translations of these isolated but cumulative moments, we imagine and perform a self that confronts the expectation of transparency in the realm of surveillance capital. compiling this series of opaque textual and visual fragments is a furthered exploration into my interest in examining the contemporary conditions of autobiography and expectations of disclosure as social mediums.

references:

Hito Steyerl, The Wretched of the Screen

Stephen S. Shapiro, The Dark Continent of Literature: Autobiography

Byung-Chul Han, Transparency Society