The Cascade project has become more than a daily project. I suspected as much from the beginning. I felt excited about working on it, it continually activated new ideas and discussions and happily mutated between phases.
What started out as a phase of distorted screen caps, traditional media interpretations of the caps, and integrated, manipulated print-style layered digital pieces is becoming its own series, its own broader archive.
I want even more than the original 33 images in Phase I. I’m continually snapping new caps to flesh out a much larger manipulation base. I’ll be continually interpreting aspects of each snap as drawings, then re-integrating captures, drawings and digital manipulation into “Phase III” works.
From the pool of Phase III pieces, I am selecting certain works to output onto good quality, full-size BFK sheets (at least 22 x 30, potentially larger). These output pieces will get manipulated with direct paint, serigraphy, woodcut and other marks, as well as collage and possible digital overlays. These will gain “objecthood” in the real world, while the actual Cascade project itself remains delightfully virtual, immersible from any direction: a hypertext choose your own adventure!
Reading Charles Merewether’s The Archive (Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art) has triggered some Postmodern humor, as well as plenty of new possibilities for the project as a whole.