Tracey Nearmy: Girl
© Tracey Nearmy 2013
As we close the door on our tactile environment choosing more and more to live in the cerebral landscape of screens, I’m interested in exploring our decreasing interactions with the natural world particularly from the view of the child.
They are growing up with an almost intuitive understanding of computer systems so different from the previous generation, does it change how they learn and interact with the natural environment.
These new technologies can have a profoundly destructive effect on young women at the most vulnerable times of their life.
The online world can be upfront and aggressive. Mistakes are no longer things gone by in memory. They can haunt young people in a very real way forever.
These young women are surround in a digital world that envelops them, supports them, disconnects them and has the easy ability to break them.
I began this project while taking part in the Fresh! AiR themed artist residency at the Caetani Cultural Centre, Vernon Canada.