Truths and Fictions

Author: Pedro Mayer
Year: 1995 Edit Add
Book: Remediation

The truthfulness of the photograph is the issue addressed in the CD-ROM Truths and Fictions by the Mexican photographer Pedro Meyer (1995). He offers a collection of forty photographs together with audio and textural commentaries and supporting materials, some of which have been part of a conventional gallery exhibit. The CD-ROM in fact remediates an art-gallery in which Meyer's photographs might hang. There is implied rivalry in this remediation - the suggestion that the CD-ROM can present work more effectively to viewers. As their label indicate, most of the photographs have been "digitally altered," and the result is a variety of different styles. Some of the photographs are explicit digital collage.

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