Note — Jun 30, 2019

Rendering the Desert of The Real

Tobias Revell on Stalin, Ikea, CGI, and our ability to tell the difference between the real and the fake.

We’re aware of the fantastic application of CGI when it comes to video games or film, and the monumental industrial practices of large-scale CGI are popular talking points, but they distract us from the seep of CGI images in to every day culture. […]

While sketches and models leave room for critical interrogation and questioning, CGI images are too real, too compelling to leave any room for critique.