Shifting Focus

WSW Collective Vote Code: 66200

Shifting Focus is an immersive installation of a glitched image. Using a glitch as a detournment from the present moment, we are bringing attention to our societal preoccupation with the digital image and its impact on our perception of reality. We are controlled by the digital image, though It is incapable of compressing actual life. This passive identification has affected our perception of authentic reality. Using a glitched image of a southern landscape decompressed in space, we are inviting life into the image via audience participation. Allowing the viewer to physically move through projected imagery on partitioned panels suspended in the space allows them to realize the image isn't real, but a mere representation. This point of contention between connecting imagery with reality and moving through projections of said reality, allows the viewer to contemplate their own existence. Does our reliance on the digital alter our perception of reality?

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: Dependent Upon Space
  • Medium: Projection, Sound, PVC Panels
  • Width: Dependent Upon Space
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: Dependent Upon Space

About WSW Collective

WSW (We Sculpt Whatever) Collective is Katrina Rattermann, Stephen Reyenga, Caro Lynch, and William Burks, a collaborative comprised of both fine artists and architects based in Fayetteville, Arkansas.