Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Li Cowbee Kalksztejn 

BA [Hons] Art

My work focuses on cursed images. The intent of these images is to confuse the viewer, make them try and figure the image out: how did this image become to be? what happened that led to this image being taken? what is happening in this image?

provisional title

This work aims to put cursed images into a gallery setting. This series was made with the intent of confusing the viewer, making them ask questions such as: what happened before this image was taken? why was this image taken? what is happening in the image?

Why do we want to keep looking?

My thesis focused on the online phenomenon known as the cursed image. I dissected this subject through several psychological theories such as fight or flight theory, car crash theory and the uncanny valley phenomenon. the pdf to this thesis is attached here somewhere ((: