Cold Children, a series of digital prints by Manchester based artist Pat Flynn, has just been installed on the stairway in the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, as part of Digital Aesthetic 3.
At first glance the installation looks like a series of empty domestic photo-frames. On looking closer they appear to be photographs of empty photo frames. However they are actually prints produced entirely through CGI (computer generated imagery) technology. Even the reflections of lights and gallery spaces in each image are completely fictional.
The type of frames that are depicted are mass produced and found in many homes across the world. The artist is interested in the impact of mass media on the individual, and in blending reality and fiction.
The title Cold Children makes reference to a psychiatric term for children, whose behaviours have been conditioned by over exposure to television, making them appear unemotional.
Courtesy the artist and the International 3.
THe full Digital Aesthetic exhibition launches from 6th October (Private View 5th October) at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery and PR1 Gallery UCLan.