Emanuela Harris-SintamarianIf you have skeletons in your closet make them dance
(top right), 2009
Ink on paperI intended to paraphrase the media system of operation: from fragmentation (taking selected parts of reality), to condensation (methods used to assemble the new or hyper-reality), to proliferation (the selling of this new reality through images and words). In doing so, I cannibalized and concentrated information from different media and cultural iconographies. By imposing and superimposing recognizable similes with more abstracted ones, I intend to create a landscape of polyphonic images of imaginary histories or possibilities of fictitious realities. Visual art can be seen as a language, a system of signs, therefore as a text. Since text is both a device and a function of a system, my understanding of image is to be a space delineated and conventional, or else formless and arbitrary where codes, messages, and conventions can relate to each other.
Emanuela Harris-SintamarianIn Other Words
February 1 - March 24, 2012Intersection for the Arts
San Francisco, CA