The Copenhagen-based collective Sara, Peter & Tobias, winners of the International Photography Award 2018, will be showing their award-winner series The Merge, at the British Journal of Photographys’ International Photography Award (BJP IPA) 2018 exhibition, opening with the PV on Thursday 12th July 2018 at TJ Boulting.
The Merge explores and visually interprets the possibility that our reality does not exist as we believe it to, but that instead, we live in a simulation. Could it be that our world is just a construct – a created illusion?
The Merge visually entertains the simulation theory. It artistically investigates what consequences supercomputers, artificial intelligence and robots have on our future society. By looking at interactions between man and machine it explores how this accelerated digitized paradigm will affect our emotional, social and moral norms.
The project employs an array of photographic tools to document human existence as we move rapidly towards a point in history where physical and digital worlds will become so intertwined, that it will be impossible to distinguish between the two. The time is now for documenting how the revolution of artificial intelligence and robotics is rapidly changing our world, real or not.
The Merge aims to debate the subject’s complexity and the images balance between realism and imagination, leaving space for multiple interpretations and engaging a dialogue with the audience about the landscape of our future: If life is a simulation, where should we look to understand the world we live in?
Private View: Thursday 12th July 2018, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Exhibition continues: 13th July – 11th August
TJ Boulting Gallery
59 RIDING HOUSE STREET
LONDON W1W 7EG