Screen Time

Screen Time reflects the viewer as the installations watch them within the gallery.

Art Exhibition previously on at Counihan Gallery In Brunswick in Brunswick precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 08 February 2020 to Sunday 29 March 2020

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Published by Counihan Gallery on Sunday 15 March 2020.
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It is unsettling to think that while we watch screens, they quietly watch back at us. Our interactions feed data to hungry tech giants, whose targeted advertising and helpful suggestions seem harmless enough. However, public spaces are also increasingly encroached upon, including security cameras using advanced algorithms with the intent of maintaining public order. We are often passive to this, ignoring the consequences for technology’s immediate convenience.
Bowes brings our 21st century to-and-fro with screens to the surface, reflecting the viewer back at themselves as his installations watch them within the gallery space. Disjointed and disfigured, recognisable but not representational – their mirrored surface creates a caricature of the viewer that can be equal parts captivating and disturbing.