Evan Roth was born in the United States in 1978 but currently is working in Paris. His works are intended to preserve culture through unintended uses of technologies in the creation of prints, sculptures, videos and websites. The work investigates the relationship between empowering objects that are often underrated and underused.
I really liked Roth’s work but I must admit I did initially assume he would have work like Cory Arcangel and Jason Salavon because of the name of his website. However after looking at his work I was very interested. Dances for the Mobile Phone I immediately connected his idea of preserving culture because of the intense relationship people have with their phones in contemporary society. Internet Landscapes I liked because I felt like I was stepping outside of the technological enslavement and societal ills that I see in his other works, because of the swirls of the trees and the calming pink of the piece. However I also see this as symbolic of the nerves inside of a body and bloodstream, which makes me question if this is a testament to health. Memory and Flight Mode both have the same message which is trying to be analyzed in my opinion, which is the hoarding of memories and material goods.