Ann Bartges

Artist Statement


I combine video projection, photography and live performance to investigate the disorienting merge of physical and simulated human presence in everyday life. I am interested in the photographic metamorphosis of a person from being to image. Whether through live video chat or old family photos, we increasingly rely on mediated versions of loved ones when distance or death prevents physical presence. Subtle narratives within my performances and installations explore relationships between memory, photography, time and representation, as well as communication and the separation between self and image.