A large scale immersive projection work by James Hornsby.
This is a portrait of a young man who has a desire for intimacy in a digital age. Societies’ widespread adoption of the internet has made computers the main platform for social interaction. He seeks to throw aside any digital interaction and reconnect with real life experiences but can’t help but find himself feeling left out and disconnected in an age where the internet and digital technology is rapidly transforming life, work and politics. He is trapped, relying on technology to connect with others but only finds the interactions to feel vacuous and empty. The work takes a critical looks at the stance of the contemporary image and the internet. Showing fragmented, paper thin, cut out slices of physical materials and body digitally manipulated and assembled together, creating an exchange between the digital world and “real life”. The work aims to reflect the contemporary human experience and our relationships with digital technology. The outcome presenting a hyper coloured, perplexing mashup of digital and “real”. Taking a closer look into our lives today in a techno-reliant world.