Data as Culture - Art that uses data as a material
UK wedding customs and the fantasy, performance and trophies of the ‘big day’ are explored in a series of iconic wedding photographs. In each, new couples or brides display traditional garb and time-worn wedding poses. But the brides have obscured their own faces: heads are chopped off, and faces are covered in black pen, digital cut-outs or smiley faces. Posing as a bride-to-be, Natasha contacted brides to discover their motivations for resale. These are reflected in a ‘text cloud’ alongside the images. The work raises questions about transactional elements of the marriage contract and the props of the big day. It also marks a point in time when sharing personal data online was less comfortable.