This piece was commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL for the exhibition Peripheral Views: States of America. The exhibition ran from Jul 13 — Sep 30, 2012 and featured works by artists: Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, Martin Hyers & William Mebane, Liz Magic Laser, Michael Mergen, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Object Orange, Doug Rickard and Harry Shearer.
Veronica Corzo-Duchardt (Cuban-American, b. 1978) considers the increasing saturation of technological communication in American life with a newsprint takeaway that depicts obsolete technological devices that she personally owns. Images that juxtapose the old and new, the antiquated and the slightly outdated, investigate the impulse to collect and archive the past as a means of mitigating accelerated technological change and the changing ways we consume information.