ANTONIO   SALAVERRY

 

INVOLUTIVE BIAS

Digital Photographs printed with Mineral Pigment on Cotton Fine Art Paper in size 90x60 cm

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Computer programs and simulators are useful devices to verify the degree of responsibility in the search for socio-environmental sustainability. But it doesn't take a simulation to predict that the unrestrained exploitation of the environment will tragically culminate in a point of no return.

 

With this theme in mind, I intervene in photographs of Brazilian nature, whether in untouched regions or with the presence of man, from the subversion of the use of retouching tools. These digital resources are designed to correct punctual imperfections, but if used on a large scale they operate with a destructive bias.

 

The union of traces of vestiges of the visible world with erratic algorithmic traces resembles an unsuccessful virtual simulation and expresses the limitation of technological progress in the face of an irreversible point of deforestation. This subjective approach questions both the human-environment and the human-machine relationships, as it acts as a metaphor for the construction of an unsustainable future.