“Wars are waged, inequalities increase; all the while the ecosystem of screens through which we learn of them expands around us. We become overwhelmed and our capacity for empathy gets challenged.”
Antoine Catala: Distant Feel is the first solo US museum exhibition of the New York–based French artist. It presents a new body of work in sculpture, photography, and video that addresses the way that images provoke emotion, especially as they travel virtual and physical distances via the Internet. Catala’s work takes an interest in the myriad ways we express feelings, through the very technology that increasingly mediates our daily lives.
This project is one of two artist commissions of the Orphaned Images project of the Hillman Photography Initiative. Attentive to the shifting role of the photographic image in society, Orphaned Images explores the intersections and collisions of humans and technology in the contemporary world. Distant Feel is a co-commission with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; related aspects of this project are included in their 2015 Triennial (February 25–May 24, 2015).
Distant Feel is co-commissioned by the Hillman Photography Initiative, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.