Breathe Deep, 2014

“Breathe Deep is a kaleidoscope of 80’s and 90’s popular culture with dozens of localized perspectives, mixing two- and three-dimensional representations without physical constraints. The resulting virtual sculpture unifies these disparate layers, either captured from real-world objects like plastic toys and fake plants or inspired from digital artifacts like animated GIFs or fish swarms originating from nostalgic screen savers. Katie Torn, growing up in this time of hyper-capitalism, delivers a hindsight portrait of a constantly overwhelmed female body, collecting and blending superficial entities manically – to defend the status quo of a fully destabilized, veneer world.” -Robert Seidel, artist and curator