Plastic shopping bags, newspapers and magazines. Playing cards. 35mm Slides. Sounds more like a shopping list than an art exhibition. Not for San Francisco based artist Lauren Dicioccio who recreates these every day objects with painstaking care, meticulously stitching every last detail. For DiCioccio, it is a sort of wistful longing that brings her to memorialize these objects, every day objects that are quickly becoming obsolete with new technologies.
“and so it goes” is DiCioccio’s most recent exploration of what it means to be so removed from the objects we interact with daily. Not only are we removed from the process of making them as technology takes over and machines stamp out these products, often we don’t even notice that which is no longer. The impact of the removal of the human hand, removes our connection to the object – when it is rendered obsolete, the impact is minor. In this way, DiCioccio explores our incredibly complicated relationship not only with technology but also with materiality.