A New Relic Emerges: Image as Subject to Object + Interview, Statement, Artwork


  • Rebecca Peel


The banality of objects and platitude of imagery is more insistent than ever. Nuance, in its subtlety, has the power to set something apart in the realm of infinitely reproduced/reproducible art and image-based objects that philosopher Jean Baudrillard previously classified as “only concentrated effects, miniaturized and immediately available.” [1]

With the advent of the Internet, there has been a distinct state change. In its wake visual artists are able to rupture the causes and effects of contribution within any small sphere of network intervention, specifically “when the internet is less a novelty and more of a banality.” [2]

  1. Jean Baudrillard, The Ecstasy of Communication, trans. Bernard and Caroline Schutze, (New York: Semiotext, 1988), 18–29.
  2. Gene McHugh, Post Internet (Brescia, Italy: LINK Editions,2011).