Tabitha Soren, ‘’, 2016, Headlands Center for the Arts: Benefit Auction 2018

Tabitha Soren's work speaks to the twists of fate in life that can unhinge us. SURFACE TENSION delves into the human psyche by foregrounding the anxiety we navigate in the struggle to adapt to technological domination. Fingerprints from people using her iPad are shot on top of a background web image with an 8-by-10 view camera. The interaction of these elements creates textural conflicts which reiterate the struggle of forces we feel in our heads. Her work is held in public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; the George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York; the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; the Oakland Museum of California; Transformer Station, Cleveland, Ohio; Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans. Her first monograph, FANTASY LIFE, was recently published by Aperture.

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and EUQINOMprojects

About Tabitha Soren