More often than not, Joan’s work examines the residual effects cyber-culture has indiscernibly brought forth to our tangible existence. Through various mediums such as photography, video, and installation, her practice takes precedence on analyzing rules of tradition- turning to research, history, and the ordinary context of everyday occurrences to resurface artifacts of human experiences.
Double Tap, Construe (2014) examines iconography in relation to a newly augmented body language that we have inherited through the rise of digital practices. The touch screen enables us to interact directly with history, creating an intuitive interaction that looks beyond the digital surface and peers into the details of iconic photographs and events. Our perspective has shifted massively as digital screens surpasses its analog predecessors, ultimately creating a new dialog between the image and the viewer.
Joan Oh is a Midwest native with a BFA in Photography from the Corcoran College of Art + Design and is currently pursuing an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.