Title: RE-Introducing POLAROID
Exhibition dates: Feb. 9 – 16, 2015
Location: Fine Arts Hallway Exhibition Space
Historically recognized as the bridge, or the transition, between analog and digital, Polaroid initiated questions regarding instant imaging versus the methodical process of analog. Polaroid immediately impacted the broader culture from pornography to criminology and medicine. It became an institutional favorite/icon/staple. As “media babies” or a generation of image makers who can easily produce thousands of images a day, this project asks you to consider the nature of instantaneous object. Unlike digital imaging, the Polaroid produces and artifact; touchable, tangible, and tactile. Exploring the impact of Polaroid on the broader society and its recent resurrection should be the starting point for this project.