Clement Valla (DM09) and Erik Berglin ICONOCLASHES
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY MAY 11, 2013 (6-9PM) at MULHERIN + POLLARD, 187 Chrystie St. NY, NY 10002
EXHIBITION DATES : MAY 8 - JUNE 9, 2013
"Iconoclashes" are a clashing of objects in various time periods, in an assortment of cultures, representing a multiplicity of religions.
The starting point of these images is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's public web archive; specifically all photographs of objects tagged with the keywords 'God' or 'Religion.'
These source images were randomly grouped and digitally merged with a Photomerge script inside Adobe Photoshop. The script is a common algorithm used to stitch separate images together into longer panoramas. In the case of "Iconoclashes," the script attempts to blend these "God"-tagged images together, creating chimeric deities, hybrid talismans, and surreal stellae, gods and statues.