Coming Fall 2014

"Orphaned images" are increasingly common. They are itinerant images that have been posted online, shared, manipulated, circulated, and corrupted. Through this displacement, and widespread digital dissemination, they find new lives in unexpected places. They have been removed from their original authors or creators, reused, and appropriated. The Orphaned Images project includes written and artist commissions around the pressing issues raised by these conditions, and investigates how photographs produce and take on meaning, both online and offline, in the world outside the artist's studio. Launching in the fall of 2014, Orphaned Images expands upon discussions about appropriation, distribution, transmission, and surveillance, and considers new forms of photographic materiality, value, and agency.