Entry Title: "Bat in a Vat"
Name: Cody Swanson , United States
Category and Expertise: Other_FA, Non-Professional
Entry Description: Bat in a Vat references the Brain in a Vat thought experiment which theorizes that the brain is disembodied, suspended in life sustaining fluid and connected with wires to a supercomputer which simulates our reality.
Using digital capture and manipulation, I create antiquated looking photographs by artificial means. The historic portraits which I have re-photographed are of my ancestors, where I am looking for signs of myself and my identity. Using the bat to represent the Jungian Shadow, I am investigating my own reality and psyche.