Saturday, February 16, 2013

Fluxus 2.0

Honestly, I never thought the images on my 2.0 megapixel iPhone 1 (yes, it still works and I'm still using it) would ever find their way into any aspect of my artwork.  The images on the phone are for the most part taken as a reminder that I am a dumb ass for not having my camera on me that day.  But never say never.  In an attempt to submit something to the upcoming Fluxus exhibition at the Cade Gallery I decided to put aside my anti-cellphone photography beliefs.  Fluxus artists believe that everyday life is art, or at least that it can be in a perfect world.  This philosophy has led me to reconsider the possibilities for images taken for purely personal reasons.  Another inspiration for the piece below is Fluxus artist Nam June Paik, considered by some to be the father of video art.  I'm particularly interested in his use of rudimentary technology such as videotape in the 1960s.  So with all that in mind, here is what I made for the show.

I am calling it A Cellphone Dairy From 2008-2010.  Below are some of the individual images I used for it.  The exhibition opens on March 6th.  I hope to see you there!