DVD Family Video Installation

DVD Family

February 8th, 2014. Gallery showing at Gurevich Fine Art. By Rylaan Gimby and Toby Bartlett

Pieces consisted of three analog televisions, with a family member character on each. The Grandmother tells you her life story. The Sister talks at you about what his happening in her life. The Father doesn’t speak at all, just tends to his work.

Picture of 'Dad' in DVD Family

Picture of ‘Dad’ in DVD Family

“Nowhere is the impact of new technology on relationships more noticeable than in the family. We have entered the age where children and adults are hypnotized by the screens of their personal devices. Paradoxically, we are connecting more than ever online while our face to face connections dwindle. Family conversations take place through threads of texts messages… If you want to talk to Grandma – insert her disk. She’ll tell you stories and comfort you with grandmotherly advice. No need for her to be present. The exhibit points a disquieting finger at our absorption in technology and how by its very nature it shapes the way we communicate with others. 

– Gurevich Fine Art

 

 

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