Artists' Television Access

ATA Window Gallery – Jared Radin

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:10 pm

Opening Reception: Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 6-8:30PM

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Jared Radin was raised in New Jersey and received a B.A. in American Studies from Wesleyan
University.

 
We live in an unprecedented moment defined by rapid, worldwide change. The globalization of
capital has created flows of people, goods, information, and culture that move across the Earth and are
shaping it anew. The market has demanded and produced technologies that have radically altered our
sense of physical space and time while also affecting how people understand themselves and one
another.

Photography plays a special role: the world seems smaller now that there are so many images
available for instant viewing, even awaiting your own personal response. Cameras and the uncanny
images that they produce are everywhere. We give no second thought to a photograph on a billboard,
but people who were alive when the first daguerreotypes were made would have been stunned by the
extent to which photography has proliferated in less than 200 years.

The most mundane details of my daily life would have seemed like science fiction to the first
photographers, and that futuristic feeling drove my eye as I was taking these pictures. In San Francisco
especially, where there is tension around the industry that creates so much of the new technology that is
defining our civilization’s path forward, I have been moved to seek evidence of the future we already
inhabit in a present that appears less certain all the time.

www.jaredradin.net

 


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