St. Norbert College, video

Emerson Bartch

Emerson Bartch
ART 460 Digital Studio

For this piece I was inspired by Jan Svankmajer’s stop motion film from 1992, FOOD, and the saying “You are what you consume.”. Through this piece I was thinking of music and how, similarly to visual art, it creates an emotional response from its audience and can greatly affect an individual’s mood. All though we do not get to decide what products are produced for us, and in a sense don’t have control over what we want to consume, we have the ability to determine what we will consume based off of what is provided for us. Those choices can affect our health and who we are as a person.

photography, St. Norbert College

Diedre Brennan

Diedre Brennan
ART 460: Digital Studio
Digital Prints; 26” x 20″

Statement – I am calling this work Digital World. I wanted to create a world where technology and digital use are the main focus. The landscape is a blown-up keyboard. You see color pops of illustrations that make you want to take a closer look. Upon taking a closer look, you will realize that every person is on their phone, either looking at it, talking on the phone, or taking a selfie. In some ways, I think that this can reflect how people really are in today’s society, looking at their phone while walking around instead of engaging with everyone around them. I wanted to creatively represent how big of a role technology plays in our lives today.