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.
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.
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".
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