Conjured Futures: Artist's Statement

Rebecca Hackemann

Nostalgia Technika

This work acts as a metaphor for other fields, and proposes that we incorporate materiality into our possible futures, just in case. Cameraless photographic work like this is often read as the ultimate rejection of the image plane, questioning it as a language, emerging from 1970s conceptual work. This binary opposition functions as a metaphor for our nostalgia for materiality, for the questionable condition of digital culture, and the ways in which our digital footprints, trackable as they are may or may not have staying power.