Ruinophilia - Artificiallia
Ruinophilia - Artificiallia, (part of Matrix series), is a group of small prints, on archival paper, named after the Latin meaning ‘artifacts’. The term was originally used to describe an obsessive accumulation of uncanny objects, a collection of curious works of art displayed at the Cabinets of Curiosities (Ger. Wunderkammer). The series combines the use of digital media with the old traditional etching technique of chrysotype or silver print. The prints depict odd portraits and fragments of body parts which are reconstructed from the diverse remains of our Matrix world. These perplexing “snippets" raise questions on how concepts like, natural, artificial, familiar and foreign, experience and memory, exist and are developed in the fragmented world of contemporary reality.