Talking Pictures: A visual dialog
Over the past decade, mobile-phone cameras have changed how photographs are made, used, and looked at. While the camera once functioned as a tool for preserving the past, today people use mobile phones to share their visual experience in real time and with unprecedented intimacy.
What happens when artists are partnered with other artists and the pairs engage in a visual dialogue using only their phones?
In 2017, Parsons School of Design partnered with Pratt Institute and the two conducted an exhibition examining this subject. Participants sent still images and brief videos back and forth in a game of pictorial ping-pong. They were asked not to write messages or captions and to refrain from sharing their images on social media. Otherwise, the content and frequency of communication was determined by the artists themselves. Curated by Michael Kirk