Ann Blaas & Adam Zinanni

Previously the artists collaborated on two public commissions at the College of DuPage. The idea of communication is explored in the current piece. Blass and Zinanni reflect upon society’s dependence on technology. Specifically of interest is the cell phone and how it infiltrates our whole way of relating to one another; the way it manifests itself in our personal body language; our growing reliance on instant gratification; as well as issues of security–both private and psychic. The installation’s sound element demonstrates how we are confronted by a constant soundscape of fragmented conversations and how the unsolicited noise effects us. In this exhibit these ideas our condensed so that the viewer is engulfed by a barrage of audio/visual imagery. We are left to think about the changing world and how technology effects all of us.