In Original Copy, Robertson exhibits postcards he has purchased alongside postcard-like images he has taken of the same sites, to reveal the single-sidedness of the images represented therein. Robertson's choice of sites plays an important role, lending both gravity and levity to the project, portraying the postcard image of the World's Largest Dinosaur in Drumheller, Alberta alongside the Parthenon. In Loch Ness Landscapes, Robertson selects images from the constantly available stream provided by the webcams, and runs them through a Photoshop filter that makes the images look more hand painted, and, in a way, "one of a kind." By applying an artificial hand painted look, Robertson asks us to question the uniqueness of our own views on these continually surveilled sites.
Mitch Robertson was born in Woodstock, ON in 1974. A conceptual artist, he has been showing his work since 1998 and is currently based in Toronto.
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