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Currently working on a piece about Nik’s work. He’s an incredibly intelligent, talented, and humble guy. I couldn’t help but reflect on something he shared with me recently about Video and Programming (related to new media arts). Here’s what he said…
I am a big believer that work should perform and be as it is — that whatever phenomena that you are trying to describe be embedded in the work itself. But I also think that the somewhat anachronistic attributes of past media have a significant weight on how work can be put in conversations today.
I’m a sucker for fragmentation in art work. Displacement, imagined worlds, and elements of morphology (urban morphology) all collide in Elaine Gan’s work. It’s not an easy task to pull from a multitude of cultures and sub-cultures to create a cohesive and well executed visual landscape of diverse imagery. Gan’s approach to creating visual representations within a western frame is captivating in that you are drawn into multiple viewings. With increasing globalization of goods and services, her work is relevant and forces the viewer to look at our interconnectedness but not only to each other but to the very things that create our environment and ideologies and how we’re affected by social constructs in order to thrive and survive. Please visit Gan’s site by clicking on the Rise Child (Stirrings) image above and view her video work below. I would love to hear your thoughts!