Photo: Rob Harris

Photo: Rob Harris

Zoom, 2019.

Installation, with found images from NASA Image and Video Library and Google map. 

Installation view of London Summer Intensive: Open Studio at Slade School of Fine Art. Courtesy Camden Arts Centre and Slade School of Fine Art. Photo: Rob Harris (as marked)

“Zoom” is an installation with found digital images from the NASA Image and Video Library and Google map. I have explored the theme related to digital and personal archive and photographic installation for this project. The imageries of outer space represented the collective consciousness of the unknown universes. The result of capturing the failure of the process in order to search for the reality behind these images became the main focus of the work.

 

When I look at the imagery of outer space from NASA digital archive, I wonder if I could find anything else personal there, maybe the prove of the myth about people who has become stars from these digital imageries taken by the most advanced technology. During the experiment,  I tried to zoom in to the digital found imagery until I reached the limitation of the maximum resolution of the digital file. Unfortunately I only found blurred out pixels, shade of light and pure colours… the actual reality that composed these digital images.

 

What am I looking at when I look at these imagery? I realised that I was only looking at my own imaginative world.

 

The result of capturing the failure of the process in order to search for the reality behind these images has become the concept of the work; which recorded my experiment, my failure, and the hidden emotions remained from the specific found imagery.

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I acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Honoured to be the recipient of the Arts Abroad Residencies Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. 

© 2020 Jessica Fu

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