Photographic Practice

Kailum’s photographic practice, which is an extension of his web-based appropriation work, explores the disappearance of clear boundaries between culture, environment, and technology. He is particularly interested in the way humans use technology to transform, manipulate, and transcend natural environmental limits. There isn’t a one-way correlation between culture, technology, and environment; instead, a culture develops a technology, such as agriculture, to change the environment, and this technology, in turn, changes the culture and society that created it. The three—culture, technology, and the environment—are in a circular relationship, where the last object references the first, resulting in a closed loop. He explores the closed loop by creating large-scale prints that sit somewhere between imagined landscapes and abstract portraits.