According to research, 2.2 trillion photographs were taken in 2019. Producing a photographic image or film clip has never been easier or accessible to as many people on the planet. What does our insatiable need to record our every move say about us? What happens when we can’t record images, take or share photos anymore? What happens when the cameras are blacked out and obsolete?
Using original old analogue film cameras, Blackout comments on our obsession with technology, image making, mass consumerism and the big brother world we now inhabit. In the 2 minutes it takes you to read this text, another 300 thousand images or film clips will have been produced, using energy hungry devises, servers and hard drives to share and store them.