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    I've had it with artist statements

    Here is where I'll turn out at least one artist statement per day (don't hold me to it). I'm sick of them. They're pointless. Watch.

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    Last edited by notdavidlynch; 03-17-2014 at 04:55 AM.

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    This work is about the interstice between the world-building position of the human coder and the inhuman and automated processes of code. It is about many late nights spent in front of a dimly lit monitor wrestling with the inner workings of abstract Rube Goldberg machines, envisioning them hatched stillborn from a compiler or, worse, seeing them lurch forward as the faulty-but-functional living dead - ready to lay waste to everything else that is good.

    Other artists have adopted programming as a nouveau aesthetic, relinquishing their decision making to invisible processes - embracing non-objectivity, purely abstract forms, and randomness in hopes of discovering something they could've never imagined. This work wants no part of that. In place of abstract forms figurative imagery is reincorporated. To see that these figures aren't mutilated by the gears of code in motion, the gears must be halted and the inner workings of the machine reorganized constantly. This process is, of course, an uphill battle, with my oversights and miscalculations accumulating until everything is out of my control.

    My only hope is that in the course of the struggle, what emerges moves forward not as a non-objective or purely abstract form, but as something with traces of myself and humanity.

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    i don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwitch View Post
    i don't get it.
    Basically I was under the impression that I bombed my last crit because I didn't show up with an artist statement and then shat on everyone else. So I've spent the past 24 or so hours cracking out nonsense and bombarding the instructor with it. Little did I know, I'd already gotten an A for the course (checked just now). I mean, grades are meaningless but kinda not.

    Stuff like this:


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    this thread is notdavidlynch's artist statement

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    Ooooooooh.

    hmm...

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