For Typeforce 7, Taek Kim created a video installation that explores the idea and consequences of infinite replication.
After I had my kids, I realized how aware of 'replication' I have become. Clearly I am not alone — everyone seems to be doing acts of replication: selfies, tweets, instagrams, etc.
Is self-replication a symptom of our collective desire to preserve our ephemeral existence? Is memory also a form of replication? These are interesting questions that I often ask.
When we replicate ourselves, we are copied in different forms. For instance, I might replicate myself differently in my personal diary than I would in the public on Facebook. Moreover, I also might be replicated as a friend in somebody’s memory or as an enemy in someone else’s. As we are replicated, this difference is dramatized with each copy.
This work is a graphic exploration of my questions about replication. Can I say the original is still me?
- Photo by Tom Tian