Victoria Siemer’s Poetic Error Messages

by Maru Pabón

Graphic designer Victoria Siemer, also known as Witchoria, has digitized the experience of heartbreak. Through a series of images that superimpose Mac error messages onto Polaroid pictures, the Brooklyn-based artist creates intimate narratives using language many computer users encounter every day. The result is surprisingly poetic; the photographs read like poignant one-sentence stories.

The entire series, titled “Human Error,” hits very close to home. The world of Siemer’s photographs is perhaps not too distant, a time and place where we’ll be able to upload not only the tokens of romance, but also our very feelings and emotions.

You can view more images from “Human Error” here and check out Siemer’s work on her Instagram.

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