Alex Conner

 

My work is focused on how individuals visually engineer the communication of their identity and personhood.

In my most recent work, SMH Chatterton is Dead, I used as a jumping off point my opinion that the speed and ease of communication by digital means rewards the removal of nuance and breadth of what we communicate, for the sake of convenience in how we communicate.

I don’t think that prioritizing ‘the how’ over ‘the what’ is better or worse based on their respective merits of depth or scope, but instead wonder which is better for us during our particular moment in history?

If we need to communicate effectively to work together and build a stronger society than that which we currently have - because sometimes it feels like a real Tower of Babel situation - then it is only appropriate to consider how readily and without reservation we use the digital medium to do so.