Filthy keyboards, digital pack rat interiors, fetish anime art and 8-bit video game graphics embedded in a loopy realness – the digital lifestyle of Jon Rafman’s »Still Life (Betamale)« collage is breathtaking, or as Brandon Soderberg said: »This collage of a clip invokes awe, empathy, sadness, and horror all at once, or one after another or who even knows, could receive, right?«
For at least a year photographer Jeff Frost worked tirelessly to amass a collection of over 150.000 images which he used to create this amazing timelapse that you are about to see. »Modern Ruin: Black Hole« is an intoxicating combination of riots, wildfires, stunning cloud-filled vistas, and optical illusions. He describes his approach to finding the right groove as follows: »I would like to be clear that the riots in this film, which began right outside my front door, were set in motion when the Anaheim police department shot and killed an unarmed man last summer. When the residents of my neighborhood began protesting they showed up and shot into the crowd with rubber bullets, threw tear gas and released a K9 unit, which mauled one man’s arm. They would later say that releasing the dog was accidental. There’s quite a bit more to the story obviously, but I want to make sure that it’s well understood that the footage in this film is not meant to be consumed as a factual news item. It’s definitely taken out of the context of reality and used in another. It’s making art out of news.«
Puhhhhh, amazing form of visual illusion: »Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. […] Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering.« Tricks and truths.