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If i’m gay | Corrine Manderino

If i’m gay is a series of digital collages exploring the phenomenon of young LGBTQ+ people turning to the internet as an outlet for the incredibly personal process of self-discovery. As we build our depth of understanding of the world and ourselves, we can be overwhelmed, healed, or a mixture…

Eric Souther | Q+A

Eric Souther is a new media artist who draws from an assortment of disciplines, including anthropology, linguistics, ritual, critical theory, and new materialism. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Expanded Media in the Division of Expanded Media at NYSCC at Alfred University. His video piece Exponential Growth (2020) creates an anxious…

Distorted National Flags, Black and White

Sounds That Divide Us | Julia Fairbrother

In Sounds That Divide Us (2020), Julia Fairbrother presents ten countries’ national anthems with the highest absolute number of deaths due to COVID-19. Using computational algorithms to process mortality data, the artist captures sonic changes determined by the number of cases and mortality rates reported by each country as indicated…

Exponential Growth | Eric Souther & Andrew Deutsch

In Exponential Growth (2020), Eric Souther creates an anxious series of video glitches by “throttling the networks bitrate and creating a feedback loop by taking the in back to the out” with an accompanying soundscape by Andrew Deutsch. The viewer is left with a rare view of “downsampling,” which occurs…

A grid of stills of a white woman pushing her face into new shapes.

Deconstructing Whiteness | Avital Meshi

In Deconstructing Whiteness (2020) artist Avital Meshi performs with an AI recognition system. By distorting her face, Meshi aims to examine the visibility of whiteness through the lens of AI technology. As the audience reviews the resulting images, she asks us to question the underlying social constructs of race, the…

Financial accessibility to calm our apocalyptic anxieties | Dahlia Bloomstone

In Dahlia Bloomstone’s video piece Financial accessibility to calm our apocalyptic anxieties (2020), the artist explores how teeth and eye color are common indicators of poverty, malnutrition, and lack of social care for the vulnerable. The piece forces us to question the gross inadequacy of an American system that relies…

Limen | Tra My Anderson

In Limen, a piece named after the Latin etymological origin of “liminal,” Tra My Anderson examines the connection between physical space and digitized space. Combining the aesthetics of liminal space and empty digital spaces, such as empty or broken video game maps, this piece explores the ways physical and digital…

Response to Deconstructing Whiteness | Que Peterson

As we come to the end of 2020, we can look back at the events that landed us in what felt like a parallel dystopian universe.  Most of 2020 was a period of heavy isolation, with as limited of interactions as possible.  In doing so, this forced many of us…

Edgelands | Jonathan Hanahan

In his video piece Edgelands (2020), Jonathan Hanahan juxtaposes distorted, AI-generated images depicting midwestern landscapes combined with illegal e-waste dumpsites in Africa, Asia, and India. The resulting hypothetical landscapes depict a potential future where one can no longer dump the waste of the West’s over-consumption of hardware on others’ shores. …

VIRONOMICON (2020), Eric Millikin

VIRONOMICON | Eric Millikin

In his digital zine VIRONOMICON (2020), Eric Millikin incorporates a moribund collection of: cut-up incantation poems assisted by an AI trained to study writings about and during plagues and pandemics, AI-generated magic circles of summoning and protection based on spell books from Medieval and Renaissance plague times, re-engineered viruses as…