My collages based on how a lot of us now live a lot of our lives through the Internet, wether it’s banking, shopping, social networking, hobby or porn we seem to spending an increasing amount of time in a virtual world. I asked myself what would this virtual world we called the Internet look like if we could see it physically? In which intelligence is widely distributed across the landscape. Where you can be anything or anyone. How would the virtual “Global Village” look in the physical world? We put up so much of ourselves onto the internet without really thinking. We give more of ourselves up than we would normally face to face and everyone starts out on a level playing field. Our religion, our ethnic background, our wealth, successes, our sexuality, how we look, our gender, our politics do not matter and there is something for everyone, even the darkest and the most twisted. There is an infinite amount of information and opinions from all over the world, from every type of person. It’s not limited in the same way to governmental, political, religious or economic agendas. With the computer screen being a metaphor for the window in which we view this world. Humanity’s intellectual world, rather than it’s physical. I wanted to be able to visualise and imagine this in a physical sense. The collages are made up from found images through web search engines.
Welcome To Motel Flamingo
Wash & Go
Selfies With Bond
Of Atomic Mice
Alexandra Gallagher www.alexandragallagherart.com