Second Sight resident artist reveals work in image archaeology, conspiracy theories

The newest resident artist at Second Sight is Australian Charlie Donaldson. His practice involves a process of data mining and image archaeology, after which Donaldson crafts narratives which he supports through Photoshopped images. The narratives often involve myths and conspiracy theories (his Columbus work posits what became of the lost Faberge eggs). Taking on what he called “the dualistic role of the artist and the crazed conspiracy theorist,” Donaldson examines collectivist practices and the new way, via technology, that we view images.

At the same time, Second Sight’s other property at 730 Bellows Ave. will host an exhibition of CCAD student photography.