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Live Transmission by Scott Kildall

An amazing start to the weekend with Recology SF opening for Scott Kildall. I captured some video footage of Scott’s piece, Live Transmission. Kildall created the work using a turntable, DVD player, projector, wiring, and circuitry. The projection simulated a transmission of the distant future where humans salvage and re-create a world they once knew. By re-appropriating the technology we utilize today in this particular series presents an environment where the objects we discard outlive us and what might happen when humans must recreate and reinterpret the world through these objects. According to the artist, Live Transmission was one of the easier works to produce! Brilliant…

If you are not familiar with the Recology SF Artist In Residency program, it’s a wonderful opportunity for artists to bring their ideas and concepts into fruition. You can learn more about the residency here and learn about past artists as well as upcoming residents.

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, race and technology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the program manager for the Processing Foundation.

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