Artist and filmmaker Jon Rafman studies the impact of technology and digital media on consciousness and contemporary life. Much of his work examines the melancholy in modern societies, communities and virtual realities, bringing to light the beauty in the sadness, perhaps with a hint of Romanticism. Exploring the shifting boundaries and diminished distinctions between the virtual and the real, Rafman’s work demonstrates how the abstraction to which social and political life has led is a dematerialised experience highlighted by isolation. He sheds light on how this phenomenon might offer opportunities for new communities and subcultures to emerge.

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Artist and filmmaker Jon Rafman explores the paradoxes of modernity in his sculpture, videos and installations.