Title

The Tail That Wags the Dog

Creator

Casey, Flynn

Studio Specialty

Photography

View

Installation

Year

2014

Work Type

Installation

Material/Technique

Steel, plexiglass, LCD monitors, surveillance cameras, crystal awards, Wi-Fi range extender, plants

Dimensions

51 x 48 x 48 in.

Artist Statement

Information isn’t destroyed as the contemporary consumer digests it. As new products are designed according to consumer statistics, data is used to guarantee sales before products are made. The convenience of the digital marketplace becomes bittersweet as our browsing actions produce data that is ultimately used for profit.
As exhibitions are digitalized and made accessible on a global scale, the contemporary art viewer faces a similar predicament. Asked to consume at such a constant rate, the viewing process becomes laborious. The desk is now a site of consumption and production, and they are one in the same. Viewers are the immaterial laborers of the contemporary exhibition, but who is profiting?

Web Site

www.flynn-casey.com

Annual Collection

Work Type

Citation

Casey, Flynn, “The Tail That Wags the Dog,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed August 1, 2015, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/4430.