CSI fans know we leave traces of ourselves on the objects we touch. Increasingly we leave digital traces as well, and recently the Texas-based artist Irby Pace has capitalized on that for his "Unintended Consequences" project. In a nutshell, Pace gathers his material by cruising Apple stores and e-mailing himself what he finds on the display models:The photographs in "Unintended Consequences" come from camera equipped devices in Apple Computer stores. On a daily basis people are leaving their portraits behind on iPhones, iPads and iPods. Customers are disregarding their own discretion and abandoning these photographs. Since these images are anonymous the participants can represent themselves however they chose to without scrutiny. Taking these images explores the change in behavior when people do not consider how these images will be used.
An intended consequence of "Unintended Consequences" is a gallery showing at Texas' Cora Stafford Gallery, with a reception on February 9th. (Our apologies, but at press time the gallery website appeared to be broken.)