Video Art

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…

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…

Jonathan Hanahan | Q+A

Jonathan Hanahan is a creative technologist and educator who makes Thick Interfaces—tools, devices, software, artifacts, websites, and videos—that speculatively explore the physical, cultural, and social ramifications of the role technology plays in shaping our everyday realities. In his video piece Edgelands (2020), Hanahan juxtaposes distorted, AI-created images depicting midwestern landscapes…

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…

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. …

Ana Jovanovska | Q&A

Ana Jovanovska is a Macedonian artist who explores social structures and the influences of pop culture. In her piece When you think about painting do you think about something like this? (2018), Jovanovska unpacks the associations that often accompany “high” and “low” forms of art. ::: DigA: Cartoons are designed to…

Spukhafte Fernwirkung | Kailum Graves

Spukhafte Fernwirkung (2018) compacts the endless, challenging landscape of Iceland into a 36-minute time lapse of images (640×480) collected from www.road.is, a website for monitoring road conditions in Iceland, over a three year period.  Beginning the process in Skagaströnd before moving to more remote locations, Kailum Graves compiles and arranges…

The Station | A Response by Gabi Williams

“Each person is temporal, but the ideas that mankind creates are eternal. It perpetuates itself” – A.I. Alex, The Station 1920s. In the grand scheme of time, humans have not existed long at all. Regardless, we have made irreversible changes to the Earth in the age of the Anthropocene. And…

Roya Ebtehaj | Q+A

Roya Ebtehaj is an Iranian multimedia artist and educator. In her piece Plastystopia (2019), Roya displays the influence of capitalism and western beauty standards on a universal scale, with a focus on Iran. In this interview, she shares her experiences with social media, her effort to focus on universal themes in…