how does a .jpg feel against your skin?
in collaboration with Blair Swann
August 24, 2018 - August 31, 2018 at 156 Studio Projects
156 Augusta Avenue, Toronto
Reviewed in Peripheral Review by Shauna Jean Doherty
how does a .jpg feel against your skin? is a collaborative project by Sophia Oppel and Blair Swann that explores the relationship between text and image, specifically referencing the way image economies exist as a framing mechanism for bodies online. Using a co-written text as a conceptual reference point, from which portions were fed into various search engines, how does a .jpg feel against your skin? re-interprets the resulting images from their original linguistic terms, exploring their lateral relationships to one another. In warping, overlaying, and rendering physical these images, Oppel and Swann’s project mediates colonial notions of linear perspective and the humanist legacies that underpin image culture online.
documentation by Philip Ocampo
We would like to thanks the Ontario Arts Council for their support