Impulse 101 is a diptych, half painting/half beamer, 100% on the internet.
The work begins with the 4 foundational font characters of 8-bit Block ASCII, ░ ▒ ▓ █. It consists of two 100 x 100 cm canvases. The left (black) side is acrylic on canvas, while the right counterpart is a beamer projection of ASCII art animations utilizing real and faux copy paste glitches in MS WordPad.
Photoshop Skillz is lowfi video artwork which showcases the artist’s skills using Photoshop's basic tools and filters. The work demonstrates the visibility of the artist's hand in new media.
The video features music from the 8-bit performer Bikecore
put it on a pedestal .com
"Put it on a pedestal: a gif storage facility which emulates museum conventions; visitors are required to put the works on a pedestal."
behold behold .com
"Behold, behold: two marvelous objects to gaze upon."
Simulation of a Feeling
Simulation of a Feeling is a virtual scene constructed of dual holographic cubes within a Second Life landscape. From the cubes Thalia Raftopoulou reads aloud descriptions about platonic solids in her text-to-speech voice. The simulation is an experiment in virtual presence modeled after the weird feeling I had while watching the 1999 virtual reality themed film eXistenZ.
Acrylic on Canvas, installed on location behind glass
132 x 264 cm (approx. 4 x 8 feet)
WYSIWYG, is a site specific installation in Weimar. Where in Shapeshifters the paintings were slipped between the wall and the graffiti, in WYSIWYG the painting is slipped between the reflection and the reflected. Where the Shapeshifters squares were ultimately self-updating paintings,WYSIWYG is a self-updating reflected remix.
The glass overlay on the painting causes visual distortion which changes depending on the distance and direction from the painting, the obstacles obstructing the view, and the changes in daylight. Ultimately the work is constantly remixing that pane of glass. It simultaneously duplicated and remixes, stabilizes and distorts a reflection where each photograph or video of results in a different image of the work.