Included in this bubble because I am interested in having a conversersation with University curators in particular.
An Academy facilitates collection for a range of raisins, the most interesting of which describe the particular institution’s interests as much as the art itself – not exactly the stuff of dried fruit- not exactly plaque-on-the wall policy either.
As a conversations turn inward, develop histologies, terrain, self-similarity, landmarks, iconography, our media is torn, assembled, reassembled, massively peer-produced back into the hands of future decision: seeded.
There’s a redbubble in my eye
Butwaittheresmore from earlier…
Work from my student days
As wunderkind Arshad Omari was inventing a multimedia studies program around us from the ground up, I was startled into exploration of digital image making. Prior to this rude awakening I had been spending hours & hours in the ECU S.C.A.M. B&W darkroom.
Made with Quadra Macs, OS 7 or 8 i think. Epson SCSI scannor, Photoshop 3.x probably – not long after layers came in.
*This image is partially a response to the arrival of layers in photoshop architecture.
I wanted to make an image overtly about layers.
Channels were our layers prior to that and greyscale the new black.
The play of layers
Assembled torn paper and digital interference with the photographic representation of edges/interstices/boundaries.
This overt sign (of what was then my area of study), a discursive spanning of gaps/spaces between signifier and the infinite palimpset of a photoshop canvas.
Scaling up for print
Nearest neighbour from 200dpi around 40% scale up preserving as much of that good-ole nostalgia-inducing pixellation as possible without applying destructive changes to simulate the same…