distortion of the self through datamoshing
Julia Ann Myers
Using digital photographs with strong attachments to my sense of self, I created photoshopped collages using processes of datamoshing to distort and transform images. Digital photography represents a myriad of choices reflecting how we want to be perceived, from how we “perform” for the camera to which images we choose to keep, edit and share. These images form our sense of identity, informing us of how others view us and how we want to be viewed. Using images with strong connections to my personal identity, I was able to retake agency over the photos and reclaim the part of my identity associated with the images. This process of deleting data created additional meaning, transforming my connotations with certain photos and memories.