Ingestion Transformer
       
     
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Ingestion Transformer
       
     
Ingestion Transformer

We can identify the meaning of an image in 13 milliseconds. Photographic images are the visual communication currency of our time and have power over us because of the psychological associations we have with with the content. I’m playing with the relative power of images and how we “digest” them by making them edible. I’m also playing with the common practice of mistaking the image for the actual thing it represents. I surveyed friends on social media as to what images are emotional triggers for them - hospitals, klan rallies, homeless shelters, exhaust pipes, guns, the twin towers, etc. I do a Google image search for the word and then choose the image that when cropped seems to have the most visual interest. The image is then printed with FDA approved edible ink onto edible paper made of potato starch. During exhibition I print out two copies of the image and I eat the image with the person who has told me their trigger. This is a play on religious communion of course, and also the idea in psychology that when you expose yourself to emotional triggers repeatedly in a safe environment they lose their power to affect you.

Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 8.26.39 PM-Edit.jpg
       
     
IMG_2205-Edit.jpg
       
     
Kevin-Hoth-19.jpg
       
     
Kevin-Hoth-14.jpg
       
     
Kevin-Hoth-11.jpg
       
     
pollution-ocean.jpg
       
     
eatmyfeelings-c.jpg
       
     
Kevin-Hoth-2.jpg
       
     
Kevin-Hoth-4.jpg
       
     
eatmyfeeling.jpg
       
     
Kevin-Hoth-6.jpg
       
     
Kevin-Hoth-15.jpg
       
     
Kevin-Hoth-17.jpg
       
     
eatmyfeeling-g2.jpg
       
     
eatmyfeelings02.jpg
       
     
Kevin-Hoth-10.jpg
       
     
Kevin-Hoth-16.jpg
       
     
eatmyfeelings07.jpg
       
     
eatmyfeelings06.jpg
       
     
IMG_2375.jpg
       
     
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BCC Opening 9.30.17-44.jpg
       
     
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