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Take One by Tim Roseborough

Take One: A Gifting Performance by Tim Roseborough

The website for Take One: A Gifting Performance by Tim Roseborough is live. Please explore Roseborough’s site and share your thoughts about his logographic system. It was an honor to have my Shotgun Review featured in Art Practical’s, Best of Year Two, issue. You can read more here.

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, technology, race, and ethics. 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. She received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco. 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, Art in America, Ars Technica, Hyperallergic, Rhizome, 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 Executive Director for the Processing Foundation.

One reply on “Take One by Tim Roseborough”

I visited Tom Roseborough’s site (but I’ll have to go there again later because I was unable to see the videos, and that’s the only thing that disappointed me.)

Anyway, the following will be a 2-cent impression, by a non-artist, of the overall concept and movement.

First let me say that his new undertaking of merging, or fusing if you will, is nothing so new new in that there are some artists that might have conceived something like that but lacked the ability to give it life. But I still think it is original (just like the two that had their own versions of microprocessors, yet they both serve the same function.)

What pinged in my mind among others is the embedding of ‘cookies’, and the Russian Doll. And also, a new sort of shorthand that could accurately convey each nuance of movement such as dancing.(There’s a technical word for Sign Writing, but it escapes me.)

Tom’s undertaking is fresh, bold, and somewhat revolutionary.The best part is that I think he tries to simplify it, so that all can access, understand and benefit.Not not only music, but living growing plant life which is sentient can dance, so to speak, with Tom Roseborough’s invention.

First I read “Notes Introducing Englyph”, and then Kenneth Baker’s article in The Examiner or Chronicle exploring Cage’s influence. I don’t really know who he is, but by that article I see there is fodder for some interesting debate, because of different perspectives on the matter.

I have no doubt that this is a buzz in the Art Community.

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