Susan Dobson at Robert Langen

Susan Dobson

Susan Dobson is showing her “Slide Library” series of photographs at the Robert Langen Art Gallery, Laurier University from October 15 – November 23


Opening Reception on Wednesday, October 17 from 7-9pm

Over the past few years artist Susan Dobson has photographed a number of university slide libraries that were in the process of being dismantled. As these collections were being replaced with digital archives, they had not been updated or even maintained in a long time. The slides thus become markers of evolving times; their out-dated labels generate awareness of how language, world geography and politics have changed over time, and their system of classification underscores an emphasis on Western content and European colonial history. This body of work challenges us to re-think the meaning of life cycles, human interaction and the advancement of the digital world.

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