« Photographs are … far from static objects, or “stills.” Not only do they anticipate future reflection at the moment of capture, but with the passage of time, the past that they contain is always in flux through the prism of the present. » —Annabella Pollen
Works in this series represent a painting process initiated by extensive play with technological extensions to its natural breaking point. It questions the physicality of reality—the value of time as it shapes spatial understanding in an individualistic and privatized modernity.
Mark Fisher described present day living as an “amnesia episode”—a motion of information working both backwards and forwards (Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?). Observing social behaviours in shared spaces, I utilize glitches as a crack and leak in a system. Through a painting process which acts as a sort of reality check, I draw attention to the naturalization and invisibility of our extensions, a culture that promotes the immediate present with praise, to wear as many personalities as possible, and the capitalization of every personal action, despite the effect on the lives of individuals, communities, and the environment.
14h12m | Oil Paint and Photo-transfer on Canvas | 131cm x 208 cm | Jaspal Birdi, 2018
03h53m | Oil Paint and Photo-transfer on Canvas | 132cm x 208 cm | Jaspal Birdi, 2018
17h33m | Oil Paint and Photo-transfer on Canvas | 132cm x 209 cm | Jaspal Birdi, 2018
20h24m | Oil Paint and Photo-transfer on Canvas | 109cm x 133 cm | Jaspal Birdi, 2018