Angki Purbandono’s series anonymous uses found imagery and represents them to create a body of work. He mounts the images onto neon boxes and shows them in a fine art context. By changing the point of consumption, Purbandono transforms the photographs into new visual products where the new method and presentation overwrites the original intentions behind the photograph. To me this raises the question of authorship, theres no doubt in my mind that Purbandono is the author of the work, and he makes the point through the text that the original photographer is anonymous, lost in the plethera of modern media and imagery.

Advertisements