Casey Raes’s series Signal to Noise intentionally disrupts the information of local broadcast signals. Each animation in the series continuously scrambles a 20-minute segment of television captured from a major US network. Subverting software’s capacity for order, Signal to Noise fractures and distorts the intended images and narrative, to craft alternate, imagined spaces.
In the piece AMERICANS!, the existing frenetic quality of children’s television is amplified into pulsing fragments. The construction is comparable to early twentieth-century collages built from the media of that time, and mid-century video collage. A set of instructions authored by the artist rapidly edits the video content.
The animation excerpt above is a multi-frame capture from the live software, which does not loop.
Reas has shown his work at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s artport, Ars Electronica in Austria, ZKM in Germany, Transmediale in Berlin, GAFFTA in San Francisco, Uijeongbu International Digital Art Festival in Korea, the Danish Film Institute, bitforms gallery in New York and Seoul, IAMAS and ICC in Japan, the Microwave International Media Art Festival in Hong Kong, and the Sonar Festival in Barcelona.
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“As the very flow of consciousness, you dance the world into existence.”
Art is the best way there is to telling the truth. Gaping Void
“I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people.”
– Bob Ross (via universal-wanderer)
“Luxury is experiencing reality.”
– Chögyam Trungpa
I have witnessed the water.
This poem combines excerpts of Climbing PoeTree’s feature-length 2 woman show “Hurricane Season,” composed exclusively for the first ever women’s gathering with the International Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers at Montezuma Well, Arizona.
Poetry written and performed by Alixa and Naima, Climbing PoeTree
The music behind the lyrics created by E. Oneal Latimore
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between their work and their play; their labor and their leisure; their mind and their body; their education and their recreation. They hardly know which is which. They simply pursue their vision of excellence through whatever they are doing, and leave others to determine whether they are working or playing. To themselves, they always appear to be doing both.”
– Francoise Rene Auguste Chateaubriand
We can open gateways for each other through the allowance of our own truths unfolding.
Photo: Nichola Napora
“The strong mind always faces forward. A strong heart always remains open. A strong willingness is all you need.”