Posts Tagged ‘Digital Art’

“Who’s Afraid of Barnett Newman?” (Digital Painting, 2008)

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

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“It is not difficult to see how Greenberg’s own program for color-field painting and his ideas on the development of modernism leave little room for an explanation of Newman’s zips. In effect, they are the elements which support Greenberg’s ideas the least. In the rare cases when he describes the zips, he does so briefly and asserts that Newman’s art is not really geometrical and that there are other, less noticeable factors that are more important to an interpretation of his work.” (Samantha Krukowski, Was Greenberg Blind to Barnett Newman’s Zips?)

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“Rihanna – Black Like Me” (Digital Screencap, 2010, with Robyn Kenealy)

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

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“Rest at pale evening… A tall slim tree… Night coming tenderly, black like me.” (Langston Hughes, Dream Variations)

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Unedited screencaps from the game “Rihanna Makeover” on Girl Games, one of the leading online gaming sites for young girls. Black Like Me is a collaboration with Robyn Kenealy, an artist currently working on a Roddy McDowall biography comic and a Battlestar Galactica fanfiction novel.

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“Rihanna – Dark Like Me” (Digital Screencap, 2010, with Robyn Kenealy)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

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“To fling my arms wide in some place of the sun, to whirl and to dance till the white day is done. Then rest at cool evening beneath a tall tree, while night comes on gently, dark like me —” (Langston Hughes, Dream Variations)

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Unedited screencaps from the game “Rihanna Makeover” on Girl Games, one of the leading online gaming sites for young girls. Dark Like Me is a collaboration with Robyn Kenealy, an artist currently working on a Roddy McDowall biography comic and a Battlestar Galactica fanfiction novel.

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“Britney Spears – Born To Make You Happy” (Animated GIF, 2010)

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

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Animated GIFs made out of unedited screencaps from the game “Britney Spears Date Dressup” on Girl Games, one of the leading online gaming websites for young girls, dominated by dress-up, cooking and decorating games.

“The construction of children’s gendered identities cannot be fully understood without acknowledging  how the dominant discourses of femininity and masculinity are heteronormalized in children’s everyday lives. That is, through the process of gendering children are constructed as heterosexual beings.” (Robinson, in Kerry Robinson and Cristyn Davies, Tomboys and Sissy Girls: Young Girls’ Negotiations of Femininity and Masculinity)

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“Britney Spears – I’m A Slave 4 U” (Animated GIF, 2010)

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

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One of two works exploring Britney Spears shaving her head and its relation to gender. Animated GIF made out of unedited screencaps from the game “Britney Spears Makeover” on Girl Games, one of the leading online gaming websites for young girls, dominated by dress-up, cooking and decorating games.

“I suspect that the day Britney Spears shaved her own hair off represented a kind of Sartrean or Socratic argument (rather than, say, a nervous breakdown). She was, in effect, by the use of appearance, shrewdly de-mythifying beauty. The hair lies on the floor, “inexplicably faded” (Sartre), and the conventional notion of femininity likewise.” (Andy Martin, The Phenomenology of Ugly)

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“Katherine Heigl – 27 Dresses” (Animated GIF, 2010)

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

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Animated GIF made out of unedited screencaps from the game “Katherine Heigl Dressup” on Girl Games, one of the leading online gaming websites for young girls, “the best place to play games made just for girls! Girl Games has only the most fun puzzle, cooking, action, sport, decorating and dressup games online!”

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“Paris Hilton – After The Bath” (Digital Paintings, 2010)

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

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Part of a series of works superimposing still images from Paris Hilton’s ‘bath’ video (which has commonly been labelled a ‘sex tape’) over top of classical paintings of women bathing. See more from this series.

“Historically, the bending-bather pose goes as far back as Raphael’s tapestry cartoon. As a bodily trope, the bending single female bather traces it ancestry to Rembrandt’s A Woman Bathing in a Stream of 1654-1656 in the Nation Gallery, London… It may owe its longevity as a pose at least in part to the challenge it presents to the skill of the artist in terms of foreshortening. The bending-bather pose is picked up in the nineteenth century, outdoors, in the bending-bather figure of in Manet’s Le Bain/Dejeuner. And in the Twentieth [Century], it is spectacularly reworked by Picasso in his endlessly inventive series of grotesque variations on Le Dejeuner, which to me, at least, owe as much to Degas’ bathers as to Manet’s. Yet, while such tracing of the motif tells us about its long-term endurance and the challenge it offers to succeeding generations of artists (head low, long expanse of back, foreshortened view), it does not help us with the more difficult task of interpreting this image, of accounting for its vividness and seductive complexity…” (LInda Nochlin, Bathers, Bodies, Beauty: The Visceral Eye)

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“Paris Hilton – Portrait of a Nude Woman” (Digital Paintings, 2010)

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

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Part of a series of works superimposing still images from Paris Hilton’s ‘bath’ video (which has commonly been labelled a ‘sex tape’) over top of classical paintings of women bathing. See more from this series.

“The thrust of [John] Berger’s argument is that the artistic nude is no different from the soft porn nude, existing to fulfil male voyeurism and desire for possession. He argues that all but a few of the hundreds of thousands of nudes in European painting were designed to appeal to sexuality of the man looking at the picture. The sexuality of the woman, he says, ‘needs to be minimized so that the spectator may feel that he has the monopoly of such passion. Women are there to feed an appetite, not to have any of their own… You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, you put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting Vanity, thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for your own pleasure’.” (John Robinson, The Judgment of Paris)

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Music Video for Cory Arcangel’s “Iron Maiden’s ‘The Number of the Beast’ compressed over and over as an mp3 666 times” (Video Art, 2010)

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Music video I have been working on for Cory Arcangel’s fabulous “Iron Maiden’s ‘The Number of the Beast’ Compressed Over and Over as an MP3 666 Times.” Predictably, I have simply taken the official video for Iron Maiden’s NOTB and compressed it over and over as an MP4 666 times. However, unlike Mr. Arcangel I don’t know shit about computers so have had to manually compress the video, which is taking a LOT of time. For this reason I have currently only done 66 compressions, but I liked the results and thought I would put it up as a “work in progress.” Thanks to David Wilkie for reposting this on Tumblr.

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“Britney Spears + Pierre Schaeffer = HOT” (Rhimix, 2010)

Friday, October 1st, 2010

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Minimalist musical mashup superimposing Pierre Schaeffer’s avant-garde composition “Cinq Etudes De Bruits: Etude Violette” over top of Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” Schaeffer is a composer and musicologist who was instrumental in pioneering musique concrete as an art form. Part of the ongoing Britney Spears Best of Noise project. The first 8 tracks of this project were released on the concept album Britney Spears + Noise = HOT. Download the full album for free (in FLAC or high quality MP3) on my Bandcamp Page.

“So these were the three circumstances that compelled me to experiment in music: I was involved in music; I was working with turntables (then with tape-recorders); I was horrified by modern 12-tone music. I said to myself, ‘Maybe I can find something different… maybe salvation, liberation, is possible.’ Seeing that no-one knew what to do anymore with DoReMi, maybe we had to look outside that… Unfortunately it took me forty years to conclude that nothing is possible outside DoReMi… In other words, I wasted my life.” (Pierre Schaeffer)

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