Stuff Vs. Ideas

    Stuff vs. Ideas (install)

    Single channel video, 16:9, RT 1:25, 2015.

    Premiere:
    Satellite, Visual Art Gallery, Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Art, Oct 19 – November 28, 2015.

    Summary:
    By its illusory nature, the medium of video has the ability to convey immaterial realities such as ideas, experiences, or spiritual insights. Video is a radically dematerialized medium. Video’s interface has been in a state of transformation since its invention. It’s a time-based medium that is both always dated and infinitely transferable. In video art you can’t avoid questions about the nature of time-based experience.

    Text:
    How do we make art in a culture where we are surrounded by a glut of objects,
    where material production and consumption threaten the very wellbeing of our existence?

    What if art isn’t about objects at all?

    By their illusory nature, the mediums of video art and new media have the ability to convey immaterial realities such as ideas, experiences, or spiritual insights:
    Video is a radically dematerialized medium.

    Video is only ever seen through its interface. Video’s interface has been in a state of transformation since its invention. It’s a time-based medium that is both always dated and infinitely transferable. In video art you can’t avoid questions about the nature of time-based experience. Questions of time underlie the transitory nature of existence.

    In any concrete duration of consciousness, time is often experienced as a flux.
    Is consciousness our closest experience of time?
    Is consciousness’ unfolding multiplicity our only way to experience duration?