The possibility of endless copying produces virtual clones of these images. The body works more and more as a surface for projection, while the reference to the identity moves into the background, is the result of the increasing representation of the human body in virtual communities. However, the new computer technologies seem to be less of an immaterial menace than an individual place of experience of a deconstruction of the real body.
The Masquerade of the Real
The work “The Masquerade of the Real“ deals with the perception of the human body in the digital age. As a two-dimensional image the body loses its organic function and becomes a empty covering.
Ivonne Thein was born in 1979 in Germany and currently lives in Berlin. In 2003-2009 she studied Photography at the University of Applied Science in Dortmund, Germany; in 2007 she also studied Fine Art at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Some of her solo exhibitions include: C|O Talents 10 – Zweiunddreißig Kilo, C/O Berlin, Germany (catalog) (2008); Thirty-Two kilos, Goethe Institut, Washington...