Sophie Penkethman-Young is a video and new media artist whose work explores the telling of histories through objects, museum culture and their intersection with the digital age. She examines the equalising nature of platforms such as youtube, where the BBC, Metropolitan Museum and NASA have uploaded vast archives, that now sit in the same context as beauty bloggers and school pranks.
Sophie is interested in how ideas and experiences translate digitally. How could humanness be described and how could it be uploaded to the cloud? What is the difference between technology and magic? What will be left when we die?
Sophie graduated from University of Sydney College of the Arts with honours in 2014. She is currently studying her masters in art curatorship.
Day to day Sophie works as an art administrator, arranges flowers and ads to her archive of NASA footage and old national geographic magazines.