Honoured to have my work “The Grand Journey Here” broadcast on Delete TV in Melbourne on C31, June 5 at 11pm.
This is the fourth in a series of 11 artist interviews I conducted in 2014 titled “a new space; artists and social media”. You can learn more about this academic research project at http://artistsandsocialmedia.tumblr.com/
Lincoln is an experimental artist and educator whom I have been following on Tumblr for about four years. He is a well known artist using social media and his recommendations to me on who else to contact for this project proved invaluable. Lincoln is concerned with how we are dealing with, for the first time in history, such huge influxes of data due to online networks. He describes the information we have now as “atomized” and, as artists, we take this information and combine them in new and meaningful ways. His practice is to incorporate other artist’s blogs, as well as own content, into a series of “blogmix” videos. This process started when he started to sees “likes” as a run-off of content that he did not want to share as he would lose followers through the sheer amount of diversity of this content. He then realized there is many types of liking, and wondered what it would look like if one were to speed scroll through them. Citing the Structural Film movement of the 70s, Lincoln sees film montages as mirroring the moving images one after another we see in our daily lives online.
I’ve been enjoying working in virtual reality this past school term, and that has led to messing around with 3D modelling apps on my mobile phone. As I keep figuring out about myself, I really enjoy working with the possibilities and limitations of a mobile device – including the artefacts and degradation of importing the real world into the digital world.
I’ve also enjoyed my philosophy class, wherein I’ve learned about thinkers such as Jean Baudrillard – though exploration of his ideas does not necessarily mean I agree with them, but there is something to them when we think about why people think they way they think.
I would love to do an interactive full body work like this. So much fun.
Here’s some bonus screen shots of a sad stapler – my first attempt.
I hate art
An art critic’s critical look at critics of art criticizing art.
**UPDATE** Seems Storify is kinda clunky when it posts to WordPress When I self host my this blog (soon) then I may have more control over that by being able to embed the iframe they supply.
I really like the idea of covering events remotely on my blog this way, and being able to pull my content published from across the web and curated .
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From Feb 13, 2013 in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.
This is a work I am experimenting with by presenting it as an “Online Exhibit”. Though there is nothing new or experimental by having an exhibit of digital works on the web, I wanted to show the work in many different forms (i.e. photos, slideshow, collage, movie) on many different platforms (Blog, YouTube, physical gallery space) throughout 2013.
It is important to note that this work is entirely captured, rendered and output through a mobile device and on location during one session.
For me, there are several classical and contemporary themes in the work, such as: the supernatural; a formal approach to landscape; a questioning of political / social issues involving digital topographical mapping; a spiritual journey reflecting on death. There are many other contemplations that are evoked for me when I engage the work, and hopefully there will be for the viewer as well.
I enjoy the compositions of the shadows and the rocks, as well as the idea of a digital shadow cast on real objects through a challenging process of documentation for both the tools and the artist. The stresses of this effort on the image and the human traces archived in the process are a very important part of the production philosophy for me. I welcome comments and questions in the discussion field below where this conversation can continue.
You can see the original posting with the work as a series of photos and a collage at: