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MediaWarfare
Cassandra Zampini
Digital artist
Cassandra Zampini’s work explores the maze created by conspiracy theories and their influence on our world-view, personal relationships and opinions.

MediaWarfare, Cassandra Zampini, 2020

MediaWarfare is an exploration of how the spread of information or misinformation from social media can influence our world views, relationships, and opinions.

The work is a compilation of conspiracy theory videos aggregated from across the web. Following the hashtags such as #secondcivilwar, #nothingcanstopwhatscoming or #hollyweird, hundreds of videos were downloaded and were then arranged into a 25-minute piece.

As one clip disappears from the screen, it is replaced by another. The audio of the work is taken from the videos themselves then woven into the film, throughout its duration.

Where one might experience a single video in passing, the work displays hundreds of similar videos concurrently, thereby demonstrating the bombardment of information experienced on social media.

Cassandra Zampini is a New York-based photographer turned digital artist. She creates mined-image collages from social media and other internet sources that aim to stimulate introspection about the temporary and permanent effects of our ever-evolving technological world. The digital prints and video encapsulate the artist’s concerns on issues of data excess, authenticity and privacy. Zampini seeks to illustrate both our current sense of self- identity — through “selfies” and gestures— and our collective cultural identity through the lenses of politics and consumerism.

Cassandra Zampini’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Center for Creative Photography, AZ as well as the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, NY; Spectra Gallery at the University of New Mexico; Colorado Photographic Arts Center, CO; Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA; Artyard in Frenchtown, NJ; and 555 Gallery, Broomfield Gallery, Fidelity Investments, and Carroll & Sons Art Gallery in Boston, and Rick Wester Fine Art in Chelsea, NYC. In addition, her photographs are in private, public, and corporate collections, including those of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and Pioneer Investments in Boston.

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Cassandra Zampini is a New York-based photographer turned digital artist. She creates mined-image collages from social media and other internet sources that aim to stimulate introspection about the temporary and permanent effects of our ever-evolving technological world. The digital prints and video encapsulate the artist’s concerns on issues of data excess, authenticity and privacy. Zampini seeks to illustrate both our current sense of self- identity — through “selfies” and gestures— and our collective cultural identity through the lenses of politics and consumerism.

Cassandra Zampini’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Center for Creative Photography, AZ as well as the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, NY; Spectra Gallery at the University of New Mexico; Colorado Photographic Arts Center, CO; Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA; Artyard in Frenchtown, NJ; and 555 Gallery, Broomfield Gallery, Fidelity Investments, and Carroll & Sons Art Gallery in Boston, and Rick Wester Fine Art in Chelsea, NYC. In addition, her photographs are in private, public, and corporate collections, including those of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and Pioneer Investments in Boston.

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