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.