The new vase
Synthesis is the act of combining elements to form something new.
Inspired by the pictorial representations on ancient Greek vases, the project merges the past with the present. We live in a society that is obsessed with the notion of image, but things are not so far from what they used to be hundreds of years ago. In ancient Greece, images of social interactions and rituals were depicted on vases. These images, in many cases, had an educational use: They informed the viewer about what constituted good conduct or unacceptable behavior. This function now is assigned to social media. We are now able to access, create and remix visual information and through that define what kind of social behavior is tolerated, what is praised and what is condemned.