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The Cascade(s)

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Los Angeles Aqueduct Cascades, Sylmar, CA. Near Foothill Freeway.

“Connecting images to images, playing with series of them, repeating them, reproducing them, distorting them slightly, has been common practice in art even before the infamous ‘age of mechanical reproduction.’ ‘Intertextuality’ is one of the ways in which the cascading of images is discernible in the artistic domain – the thick entangled connection that each image has with all the others that have been produced…”

–Bruno Latour, What is Iconoclash?

My third semester is now folding into my fourth, or thesis, semester at LUCAD/AIB and I’m in the process of wrapping up for the January residency. I will be shipping Roy and the Mojave Subsequence in late December and the video pieces, View-Masters and reels will accompany me in person.

My semester bibliography, thesis outline, and artist list are available under Papers.

The Los Angeles Cascades (Sylmar, CA)

The Los Angeles Cascades (Sylmar, CA)

“As we encounter the data cascade, each of us constructs our own personal mythology from bits and fragments of information extracted from the media flow… transformed into resources through which we make sense of our everyday lives.”

Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture

This semester, The Cascade – Moments in the Televisual Desert (my interdisciplinary thesis) made tremendous headway and I have a clear direction for resolving the final moments of …Moments. 🙂 The residency will give me the opportunity to gauge ideas about installation and continued relevancy of its interrelated parts.

“…the crucial distinction we wish to draw … is not between a world of image and a world of no-image– as the image warriors would have us believe – but between the interrupted flow of pictures and a cascade of them.”

–Bruno Latour, What is Iconoclash?

I also met with Les Ann Holland, my second semester mentor, during November and brought her up to speed on the project’s progress since we last met. I’d like to work with her during my final semester and I’ll be proposing that to my final adviser in January.

Between the (technical) end of the semester and the beginning of the residency, I’ll be continuing work on the next video piece, Ambush, producing more digital stills, and practicing stereoscopic imaging. I’m also doing a lot of reading for the upcoming critical theory course and fleshing out side sections of research that were identified while writing my thesis outline.

Onward!

The Cascade(s) in Situ, Emergency!

The Cascade(s) in Situ, Emergency!

Video, Still

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In delicious, meta-telescope fashion, I’ve been taking screen caps of my video art.

The videos themselves are already either composed of sequenced screen caps, or of sampled and heavily modified clips that in turn generated other sets of screen caps (and subsequent digital images). I’m excited about the results:

Next Phase of Painting

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The next phase of the 50″ painting–as of 5/22.

I am reacting to each new development as it emerges, integrating elements from the three (already layered) digital stills I used to create the original painting foundation, allowing new moments to emerge and fade as needed.

This is taking longer than most of my paintings because I am investigating and developing in response to each unique shape and that shape’s relationship to the rest of the picture plane.

My goal is to have it mostly resolved by the residency.

Of Floating Rocks and Wax…

Still need to title these finished pieces, but I’m almost finished documenting the new work. You can check the virtual Fall, 2013 showcase here.

Currently untitled. Collagraph, watercolor, acrylic monotype, collage.

Currently untitled. Collagraph, watercolor, acrylic monotype, collage.

Currently untitled. Woodcut, acrylic monotype, collage, ink, lithography.

Currently untitled. Woodcut, acrylic monotype, collage, ink, lithography.

Ink and serigraphy with beeswax.

Ink and serigraphy with beeswax.

Ink, watercolor monotype, image transfer with beeswax.

Ink, watercolor monotype, image transfer with beeswax.

Ancient Mechanisms – Almost Done

Here is a longer scroll that’s almost finished. It still needs some experimentation with the void spaces. This semester I’ve been working toward creating a void, rather than leaving negative space within the paper. This requires very faint printing techniques, like thin, white, transparent inks, or underpainting that is then painted over, a la Diebenkorn. 

Some of the very faint neutral tones are washing out in the photos–another reason it’s good to see work in person. 😉

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Here are some earlier shots of the same scroll, as it progressed through different stages:

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