Color Stories: y e l l o w

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Color Stories: y e l l o w : Issue #1
. . . yellow debut. . .
. . . running time: 296 clicks . . .

Color Stories: y e l l o w : Issue #2
. . . yellow is for the self. . .
Color Stories: y e l l o w : Issue #3
. . . experiments in stressful animation. . .
Color Stories: y e l l o w : Issue #4
. . . The Story of Sandy Yellow. . .
Color Stories: y e l l o w : Issue #5
. . . landscape. . .

statement

I am intimately concerned with collage, juxtaposition, and sampling, particularly as those can relate to an interactive, visual environment. Specifically, I am interested in WAYS we can sample or RULES we can make up about sampling raw data that will yield a dynamic and aesthetically coherent work of art. I am interested in code one can write and the interactive dynamics one can conceive to build up layer upon layer of "art modules" (individual artworks in themselves) that can yield a larger, more complex, emergent work of art.

I explore these themes both in a digital net.art/software art environment and in the physical world through collage, installation and performance. I am fascinated by how art-making and code-making in the digital realm can influence and guide art-making in the physical realm and vice versa.

I am currently exploring these ideas in my series "Color Stories" in which I'm currently focused on the color yellow. I would like to think that I am taking a holistic, medium-democratic approach to my explorations in Yellow. I began by creating purely yellow collages and gluing yellow materials in the frames of comic books. I then started taking digital photos of yellow objects and manipulating them by systematically turning almost everything non-yellow into a shade of yellow. From this process emerged a database of photos which I then began to write code on top of for each Yellow "issue".

The code that I write creates an interactive, visual collage for each issue. Some are purely abstract, some are experiments in form, and the latest piece actually explores narrative to some extent. I am hoping to find a balance between code and aesthetics, abstraction and narrative.