Alie Jackson


Artist Statement

My work examines how the popularity of social media shapes the perception and behavior of ourselves, others, and objects around us. My most recent work experiments with Augmented Reality. By creating augmented abstractions, I’m questioning how people interact with a work when it’s taken outside of their familiar experiences of social augmented reality as beauty filters, cutesy animals, and advertising.

I enable viewers to use my work as a tool to experience my point of view and also interpret and remix it as their own. I’ve noticed that people view and use my work in different ways based on their geographical location, cultural norms, and social media behaviors. Some collaboratively use filters to create new works of video and performance art. Others see them purely to showcase a “vibe” or “aesthetic” when going through their daily social routine.