Pemberton addresses the proliferation of digital imagery enabled by the availability and immediacy of the internet and how these images might mediate reality. Influenced by Jean Baudrillard’s writing, recent work has questioned the impact of deteriorating images and information disseminated online and how such reproductions may transform the meaning of the originals.
Inspired by science fiction and dystopias – related imagery, colour palettes and themes emerge throughout Pemberton’s practice. Typically, work materialises as documentative and durational objects of the colour red. This seeks to highlight the mundanity and monotony, as well as by contrast the fascinating and formidable extraordinariness of this digital age.