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Marcel Top

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Marcel Top is a 26 years old Belgian visual artist and photographer. Alongside his traditional use of photography, Top also explores the limits and boundaries of the medium through his practice. In other words, he applies his documentary practice to his experi-mental work. Top has always been fascinated by the power of technology, by the ambiguity of its doublefaced nature. Breach of privacy, mass surveillance, and the collection of personal data are between Top’s recurring topics. Throughout the last year, the photographer rethought his practice to capture that part of technology he could not frame with a camera. By doing this, he was able to address his worries related to a future dominated by technology. Research represents a fundamental part of Top’s creative process; while creating, the artist constantly rethinks and readapts the original idea to the outcomes of his research. By doing this, he creates a space for the evolution and growth of his own work.