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Split

Chris Bowes

15.07.2021 - 14.08.2021

Chris Bowes, Installation view, multi-component interactive mirror, Installation shots by Gemma Fisher

Through a multi-component, interactive ‘mirror’, Bowes surfaces our 21st century to-and-fro with screens and the processes of data capture, processing and deployment that shape us today.

As the viewer is reflected back on themselves, disjointed and disfigured, Bowes contests our often passive relationship with screen technologies and our embrace of their convenience in exchange for our privacy. While tech giants gather information on our day-to-day lives, using it to shape ‘helpful’ advertising, and security systems apply advanced algorithms to control public spaces, Split suggests that we are becoming caricatures of ourselves, equal parts captivating and disturbing.

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