For her photographic series Bit Rot, Kalee Appleton “synthetically corrupted” landscape photographs through a manipulation of each image’s digital code. The final resulting images appear fragmented and distorted by bright colorations, with shapes formed and reformed that ultimately obscure the landscapes the original images documented.
For Appleton Bit Rot is representative of the “effect and consequences the recent digital age has on our lives,” and her works challenge the viewer to consider the manifold ways in which digital technology has functioned to alter visual perception, the experience of space, and the experience of the natural world.
Kalee Appleton is earning her MFA in Photography from Texas Women’s University in Denton, TX. She received her BFA in Photography from Texas Tech University. She is a featured artist and contributing writer for the online photography journal Light Leaked, and has given lectures on photography at Texas Women’s University, as well as McMurray University in Abilene, TX. She exhibits nationally.