Extra

1/25, 2006
(Inkjet print, 10 x 8 inches)

A series of photographs taken from a 'social networking site', the title of this work alludes to cinema, suggesting that we are all like actors playing parts in each other's films. The subjects and authors of the pictures are people with whom the artist is not directly acquainted, yet he has found himself caught in the background.

What seems to interest Prendergast here is how our presence in the lives of those we don't know is apparently meaningless and arbitrary, yet necessary for effect.
     
     
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