An Internet of Things

An Internet of Things is a series of works examining the multiplicity and prevalence of the photograph in contemporary culture. Produced from a combination of photographs taken on his iPhone and appropriated from various corners of the internet, from stock images to eBay listings, Critchlow seeks to engage the photograph as it exists in a digital environment. Using Photoshop to collage images together, the photograph becomes a virtual material to be stacked, blended, stamped and cut-up in digital space. These digital collages are then transformed into elements of physical sculptures, exploring the relationship between these two realms.