Digital Art

Mirrored Perspectives : A Response to MBA 2k16 | Imani Shackelford

Through its digital manipulation of Spike Lee’s cut scene from the videogame NBA 2k16, Adam Sulzdorf-Liszkiewicz’s MBA 2k16 (2017) is a satirical film that explores both literal and hidden conversations of race and class. Upon first glance, the video merely depicts an interaction between ‘Freq’, a basketball player, and the owner…

True Match | Andrea Mikysková

True Match (2017) is a short video piece that questions and comments on how social media functions within capitalism. Andrea Mikysková uses stock footage of the biggest cosmetics and fashion warehouses to juxtapose material products with the intangible products “sold” on social media. The piece ends in a shocking culmination,…

Colin Rosati | Q+A

In this interview, Colin Rosati gives us insight into the inspiration and creative process behind Pollinating Proxies (2019), and themes and conversations throughout his portfolio. ::: DigA: When first viewing Pollinating Proxies, I immediately connected the piece to the work of Henry David Thoreau. Your use of hummingbirds as a…

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…