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ARTIST STATEMENT

With consent, we adopt new technologies; never having fully experienced the former ones which now lie disregarded, in abundance. The world we construct and the artefacts we mass-produce appear and exist for our consumption as we continue to remain naive and disconnected from its processes and technologies.

My photography explores the social and cultural impact and consequences of our disconnection from sources of technology and our passive integration and consumption of it by examining the abandoned industrial complex and by contrast, imminent technologies. My uninvited photographic intrusions have initiated an extensive examination of an ensuing and existing condition in technology and in our relationship to it during this shift.

As an industrial designer, I worked for a leading technological innovator, designing simulators and virtual reality helmets which replaced actual experiences and knowledge with implied or virtual ones. Photography, video and performance physically and directly place me within this shift, in the valueless technologies, and industrial design has afforded me access to the inverse, the most valued technologies of industry. It is from this polarity that new understandings and new questions about my artist intentions continue to emerge.

M. FISHER