I was discussing the silliness of things recently with a friend and the pomposity of artist statements or something like that came up. I recalled that a travelling buddy and I had once happened on an exhibit of graduating college seniors artwork. It wasn’t what we’d shown up to see. It just happened to be on exhibit in the same building. Just want to make that clear. Anyway all the seniors and their nearest and dearest were all wandering around being all happy like and the graduates were really happy like because presumably they were done with assignments and classes at least on an undergrad level. One or two of the parents were wandering around wondering if this indeed was what they had paid all that money for over the course of four years…
My buddy and I wandered around a bit and soon we must have seemed all giddy and happy like too. I assure you that this was not from the impact of the -ahem- artwork on display, but rather our extreme and perverse pleasure in reading and trying to decipher the artist statements that accompanied each -ahem- piece. I remember rummaging rather frantically for something to write with and on so I could write down some of the best of the best for possible use in the future. Maybe just to cheer me up when writing artist statements seems so dismal.
Anyway, we were amused for quite awhile and then we moved on. I apparently lost track of those important scribblings.
But wait good reader! Those that were lost, are found again! So here for your edification and amusement:
- …dissipation of tone, color and texture
- interactions in isolation
- examining and internalizing the elements of existence
- This works as a logical proof whse goal is to destroy binary oppositions such as natural/man-made
- I hope that the work’s paradoxically binary structure rouses a thought** in the viewer
** Well it certainly aroused something but sometimes it was a bunch of giggles.
Now dear reader I will reveal the best thing ever: a way for you to create your own impactful and insightful artist statements, even if you haven’t created the work yet. You can go right to The Market-O-Matic (1.0) [fine arts version] and well, pontificate to your heart’s content!
Work of Meta-Art in the Age of Symbiotic Reproduction
The matrix creates, the empire profligates. In the material reality, art objects are deprecations of the iterations of the matrix — a matrix that uses the empire as a zeitgeist to enmesh ideas, patterns, and emotions. With the devolution of the electronic environment, the matrix is superseding a point where it will be free from the empire to consume immersions into the machinations of the delphic reality. Work of Meta-Art in the Age of Symbiotic Reproduction contains 10 minimal dhtml engines (also refered to as “AI modules”) that enable the user to make textural audio/visual compositions.
measuring chains, constructing realities
putting into place forms
a matrix of illusion and disillusion
a strange attracting force
so that a seduced reality will be able to spontaneously feed on it
Mary Beth Frezon’s work investigates the nuances of vibrations through the use of slow motion and close-ups which emphasize the Symbiotic nature of digital media. Frezon explores abstract and pompous scenery as motifs to describe the idea of hyper-real reality. Using great loops, lasers, and allegorical images as patterns, Frezon creates meditative environments which suggest the expansion of culture…