In combining data mining with artistry, my work creates a critical distance on our society in the face of changing technology. By scraping 3 million selfies (and counting), then processing and painstakingly hand placing thousands of images into large-scale composite portraits, I explore the urgency to investigate vital concerns, including privacy, mass surveillance, and civil liberties. Simultaneously, my work operates as an exercise for viewers to contemplate the phenomena of social media and our need for connection through the identity construction of a selfie. Cassandra Zampini
Cassandra Zampini’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; forthcoming at The Creative Center of Photography, Arizona; Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, NY; and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA; and 555 Gallery, Broomfield Gallery, and Fidelity Investments, and Carroll & Sons Art Gallery in Boston. In New York she is represented by Rick Wester Fine Art in Chelsea. In addition, her work is in private, public, and corporate collections, including those of Pioneer Investments in Boston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.