PROJECTS

THE SIMULATED METROPOLIS: ART & IDENTITY WITHIN THE NETWORK   ARCADE ISSUE 37.1 WINTER 2019  FEATURE EDITOR   “The simple fact that we exist within our constructed digital spaces as we exist in our cities means that we have a right to alter, use, and conceptualize them in new ways—or to harken back to a spirit of advancement, which we are always in danger of straying from.”   Excerpt from  The Simulated Metropolis , Leah St. Lawrence, Feb 2019   Read More

THE SIMULATED METROPOLIS: ART & IDENTITY WITHIN THE NETWORK

ARCADE ISSUE 37.1 WINTER 2019

FEATURE EDITOR

“The simple fact that we exist within our constructed digital spaces as we exist in our cities means that we have a right to alter, use, and conceptualize them in new ways—or to harken back to a spirit of advancement, which we are always in danger of straying from.”

Excerpt from The Simulated Metropolis, Leah St. Lawrence, Feb 2019

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THE STRANGER ARTS AND PERFORMANCE   SEATTLE’S ONLY NEWSPAPER  FREELANCE ART CRITIC   “[A]rtists like Larry Poons have recently avoided participation in the market to the point where they are literally thought to have died, and there are also those who authentically resist auction-house price tags through donation or public view clauses. Many times, the efforts made to de-commoditize a work of art end up enticing the market even more; if an artist flips off the collector, the collector will attempt to purchase the insult.”   Excerpt from  “The Price of Everything” Captures the Art World That Banksy's Stunt Disrupted , Oct 24 2018   Read More

THE STRANGER ARTS AND PERFORMANCE

SEATTLE’S ONLY NEWSPAPER

FREELANCE ART CRITIC

“[A]rtists like Larry Poons have recently avoided participation in the market to the point where they are literally thought to have died, and there are also those who authentically resist auction-house price tags through donation or public view clauses. Many times, the efforts made to de-commoditize a work of art end up enticing the market even more; if an artist flips off the collector, the collector will attempt to purchase the insult.”

Excerpt from “The Price of Everything” Captures the Art World That Banksy's Stunt Disrupted, Oct 24 2018

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MONDAY VOL. 3 ETUDES   DIGITIZATION AND PERSONAL TRAUMA: PROCESSING STRESS AND LOSS THROUGH NEW MEDIA EXPRESSIONS  CONTRIBUTING WRITER   “Storytelling comes in many forms, but when it comes to re-presentation of a virtual identity, the methodology is to simulate the creators’ experience, so it can be reconstructed for and by the user. Games put you in the position of a character and can be very tuned into building empathy because of the way it feeds you the creators’ intended experience”.   Excerpt from  Monday Vol. 3,  Feb 2019   Read More

MONDAY VOL. 3 ETUDES

DIGITIZATION AND PERSONAL TRAUMA: PROCESSING STRESS AND LOSS THROUGH NEW MEDIA EXPRESSIONS

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

“Storytelling comes in many forms, but when it comes to re-presentation of a virtual identity, the methodology is to simulate the creators’ experience, so it can be reconstructed for and by the user. Games put you in the position of a character and can be very tuned into building empathy because of the way it feeds you the creators’ intended experience”.

Excerpt from Monday Vol. 3, Feb 2019

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THERE IS NO NEUTRAL   POLITICAL EXPRESSIONS POST 2016 ELECTION  FOUNDER/CURATOR   “I do not support white supremacy, bigotry, or hate speech, but I do support the presentation of a controversial artistic expression for what it deserves: criticism. I believe that by taking these expressions seriously enough to criticism them within the art cannon, we can welcome conservatives to the battleground of art… Putting them forward to be critiqued is the best way to generate a dialogue not only about freedom of expression, but also about what we deem good/bad art.”   Excerpt from  One Year Later , March 2017   Read More

THERE IS NO NEUTRAL

POLITICAL EXPRESSIONS POST 2016 ELECTION

FOUNDER/CURATOR

“I do not support white supremacy, bigotry, or hate speech, but I do support the presentation of a controversial artistic expression for what it deserves: criticism. I believe that by taking these expressions seriously enough to criticism them within the art cannon, we can welcome conservatives to the battleground of art… Putting them forward to be critiqued is the best way to generate a dialogue not only about freedom of expression, but also about what we deem good/bad art.”

Excerpt from One Year Later, March 2017

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ARTISTS TO WATCH

PERFORMER AND WRITER: PATTY GONE   Still from Painted Dreams, Season 1, Patty Gone, 2017

PERFORMER AND WRITER: PATTY GONE

Still from Painted Dreams, Season 1, Patty Gone, 2017

EXPERIMENTAL CGI, VR, 3D PRINTING AND NEW MEDIA ARTISTS: PUSSYKREW    Screen grab from Black Cracker - TIDE, part of the Converse #MadeByYou campaign, Berlin 2015

EXPERIMENTAL CGI, VR, 3D PRINTING AND NEW MEDIA ARTISTS: PUSSYKREW

Screen grab from Black Cracker - TIDE, part of the Converse #MadeByYou campaign, Berlin 2015

ANIMATOR, PHOTOGRAPHER, ILLUSTRATOR, DIGITAL MEDIA AND SOUND ARTIST: RICHIE BROWN

ANIMATOR, PHOTOGRAPHER, ILLUSTRATOR, DIGITAL MEDIA AND SOUND ARTIST: RICHIE BROWN

ELECTRONICS ARTIST: REILLY DONOVAN   Vesica Pisces, Virtual Reality Experience in Collaboration with Noisefold, 2017

ELECTRONICS ARTIST: REILLY DONOVAN

Vesica Pisces, Virtual Reality Experience in Collaboration with Noisefold, 2017

VISUAL ARTIST, MUSICIAN, PUBLIC LIBRARY ACTIVIST, QUEER-ECO RADICAL FEMINIST: COLEY MIXAN

VISUAL ARTIST, MUSICIAN, PUBLIC LIBRARY ACTIVIST, QUEER-ECO RADICAL FEMINIST: COLEY MIXAN

NET-BASED ARTIST, CONTENT CURATOR, AND SPIRIT GUIDE:  ELIZABETH MPUTU   Documentation of Sanza, performance piece, 2017

NET-BASED ARTIST, CONTENT CURATOR, AND SPIRIT GUIDE:
ELIZABETH MPUTU

Documentation of Sanza, performance piece, 2017

ARTIST, CRITIC, AND FICTIONAL PERSONA: WILLIAM POWHIDA    Installation shot from On The Contemporary, 2018

ARTIST, CRITIC, AND FICTIONAL PERSONA: WILLIAM POWHIDA

Installation shot from On The Contemporary, 2018

ANIMATOR AND DIGITAL ARTIST: WONG PING   Still from Jungle of Desire, 2015

ANIMATOR AND DIGITAL ARTIST: WONG PING

Still from Jungle of Desire, 2015


CONTACT

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