Fungibles

 

Curated and organized by Su Yeon Lim

Fungible - which derives from the Latin verb fungi, meaning “to perform” (no relation to the noun “fungus” and its plural “fungi”)- is a word that often shows up in legal contexts. Something fungible can be exchanged for something else of the same kind. For example, we could say “oil is a fungible commodity.”
— Mariam Webster

Trained in illustration, Theo mixes reportage with imagined form, which he obsessively duplicates into moving imagery with cameras and simulations.

This show considers the life of a drawing; once a static object, now performing as a fungible in the digital image economy.

*Observations
A record of arrival in Chicago, initially taking the serial format of David Hockney’s A Rake’s Progress as influenced by William Hogarth.

*Flagellation
An consideration of Cartesian image production through a painting by Piero Della Francesca.

*Images
A project that combines elements from the novel 三四郎 by
Natusme Soseki with a science fictional online relationship.

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