Digital Art

Spit | Molly O’Donnell

Molly O’Donnell’s Spit explores the relationship between the grotesque and the natural as it navigates the complicated relationship we have with the internet and pressing issues of sexuality, gender, and identity.  O’Donnell features an ambiguous figure (potentially human, potentially cyborg) that spits on a cellphone screen and into another’s mouth.  As…

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Ruminations | Lilia Levine

Lilia Levine’s piece Ruminations depicts experiences of mental angst and obsession through laser cutting and 3D printing.  Her work represents the modern anxieties women face within our nuanced (yet ubiquitous) patriarchal society by exploring language in the 21stcentury. Levine states that although we try our best to “perfect” most of our lives,…

Digital Material | Payton Baril & Caleb Gardner

Payton Baril and Caleb Gardner’s improvisational sound piece, Digital Material, explores the interaction between the physical and the digital. Through manual manipulation of multiple keyboards and a circuit bent Speak & Spell (a 1980s electronic child’s toy), Digital Material creates an experience of audible touch in order to draw attention…

Elizabeth Montague | Q + A

Artist Elizabeth Montague interviewed with Digital America about her artistic process and her piece, Cyber Black Girl. As a black female artist, Montague’s current artistic focus is on the construction of race and how it has produced the cultural phenomenon of blackness. More than anything, she aims at making her work…

Mixed Connections | Emma Dickson

“Still waiting…” “Lingering grace at J. Alexander’s.” “Gay hat, green shorts.” Through a randomized recombination of Craigslist Missed Connection posts, Emma Dickson’s Mixed Connections reevaluates digital longing, anonymity, identity, and place. Mixed Connections pulls from Craigslist posts in three cities—Pittsburg, New York, and Durham—exploring the similarities and differences of each…

Flowers for Donald | Gregory Eddi Jones

Flowers for Donald feels like made-in-the-moment reactions to a politically messy environment and sensational news coverage. The series of digital collages utilize symbol and allegory that we are utterly familiar with, particularly in our digital lives that are constantly bombarded with images, the latest headline, and news updates. Each of…

TOGETHER | Noah Daum

Noah Daum’s series TOGETHER provides harrowing and provocative juxtapositions of graphics and found objects to create uniquely relevant amalgamations. Utilizing these associations between “folk” and propaganda, Daum creates an American dystopian narrative that is simultaneously foreboding and nostalgic.   ::: *TOGETHER is best viewed at full screen.   Check out Jessica…

Walking Down the L Train | Fengyi Franklin Zhu

Walking Down the L Train | Fengyi Franklin Zhu

Fengyi Franklin Zhu’s Walking Down the L Train is an interactive digital piece that explores the fictional documentation of a walk down empty NYC subway carriages. The viewer can control this process by clicking and dragging to navigate a 180° view of each carriage. Additionally, the user’s cursor controls the…

REGAL | Karissa Hahn

Karissa Hahn’s REGAL is an experimental video utilizing ‘spectra ephemera’ and format transfers to create a work that is nostalgic and precise in its resolution and meaning. These tools–which involve the use of temporary color spectrums and the degradation of film to affect color–are crucial to the piece, informed largely by…

Alternative Artifact | Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez

Lesser Gonzalez’s Alternative Artifacts series unsettles our assumptions of ancient artifacts and the illusion of, what the artist calls, “indeterminable origin.” Through digital artistry, Gonzalez fabricates objects that possess the aesthetic of notable artifacts within a simulated museum archival process (i.e. digital photography). In doing so, he questions the routine digitization of objects…