Photography

Ben Alper's "Background Noise"

February 04, 2016

Ben Alper’s series “Background Noise,” created between 2011-2013, is a collection of psychedelic reproductions of the pictures we all have sitting in boxes in attics somewhere.

Alpert takes these photographs, which depict the American daydream in many ways, and twists them into surreal and borderline eery works. Using the power of subtlety, Alper alters and glitches the scanned images so that something isn’t quite right — essentially hacking our memories and extracting new life from them.

- Linnie Cole