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Pink Skies by Kristin Derryberry on display in the Tiny Thumb Student Gallery, located in the library.

Pink Skies

Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

Tiny Thumb Student Gallery in Library

Graduate Exhibitions

511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

My images and installations focuses on subverting the chaos of my computer’s interface that demands my constant attention. I transform the desktop into a kind of abyss, reflecting the feeling of getting sucked in to the disembodied relationship with a machine which creates a tension by mirroring images and ambiguous out-of-context screenshots. By still framing the intimate space of the desktop, I can better understand my orientation to the space in which I dwell. The installation weaves my experiential and academic research in order to grasp onto a deeper understanding of how I relate to the inherited extensions of myself such as technology, culture, and society. The installation represents technological amplifications of my personal thought by using the technical glitches of the given operating system. The glitch provides a metaphor for my frustrations with misunderstandings about myself. The screenshots serve as the documentation of thoughts in real time in order to provide contemplation through the span of time. These thoughts are then able to be further clarified through such calcification.

–Kristin Derryberry