Bio: Baarda’s work aims to examine, deconstruct and reconfigure appropriated online content to form new associations between images and separate realities, in an attempt to make sense of our hyperconnected and oversaturated reality, one step at a time. The basic images don’t serve as an enclosed image, rather a space of possibilities and probabilities. This is primarily enabled by digital post-production processes that leave their visible marks in the final work, revealing their source as well as leaving the nature of their creation up for discussion. Sourcing surreal, comic elements, and popular culture to then illustrate mental states, unconventional ideas, and mostly, elaborated (fictional) worlds. The work contemplates our contemporary reality, in which the limits between real life and fiction are as close to disappearing as ever. Creating narratives that highlight the absurdity of the strange times we live in.