IMA Vol.23: Constructed Reality Image
As society grew richer in the 20th Century, we were increasingly surrounded by objects and we praised consumer culture. Telephones, watches, televisions, camera, CD players, personal computers, phone books, calculator, and flash lights: All of these have been absorbed inside the flat screen of palm-sized devices called tablets in the last ten years. Department stores and banks have similarly swallowed up inside these machines. Is the transformation of photographs into three-dimensionality a reaction to this shift?
In the world of photography, photographs, which had been exposed onto flat printing paper are now taking form and jumping into the real world. Photographs now go back and forth between flatness and depth, between two and three dimensions. How far will the medium expand? Will it evolve further? The ambitious expressions aimed for by experimental photographers contain clues for understanding the role of images in the contemporary period.