Monday, 26 June 2017

digital art print; Popular Mechanics/computer love & the human stain

Popular Mechanics, RTomens, 2017
tape-to-tape, reel-to-real cut word lines - cut image lines - the ghost of William Burroughs and Raymond Scott haunt this image, these pages - my life- is a cut-up? all our lives are cut-ups?

how I make art: nobody has asked recently. my methodology is in the work & talking of work/werk/Kraftwerk, it's more fun to compute than paint, isn't it? sometimes. I jest about painters even though LJ is one. I can paint. I choose not to. anyone can paint, badly. I compute images, frequently, mostly - and then >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                        >>>>>>>>technology is just another tool >>>
                                                                        Raymond Scott loved technology & put his knowledge to commercial use, literally, for commercials, as can be heard on the Manhattan Research collection (highly recommended). sounds play an important role in my life, which is not the same as just saying "I love music" - I eat, breath sleep music & suffer terribly from ear worms - currently, Sylvester's You Make Me Feel which, as you know, is enhanced greatly by Patrick Cowley's love of technology - so -
- so, aside from Kraftwerk's uber-sharp, precise/melodic/classical technological art, computer/synthesizer love can aid powerfully emotive neo-gospel (holy church of Disco) vocals - and, in the same way, computer art can, if so desired, be combined with the human fingerprint/personality/stain, although it need not be the literal finger, but the eyeball impression/vision of the maker which leaves it's mark - a deliberate infusion of 'messy humanity', or art made by robots, I don't mind either way.


  1. I've had this debate with purist photographers. "Stay away from the FX," they say. But I like to run my photos through various apps, adding various sauces along the way. If the outcome pleases, it's a result.

  2. The result is everything, of course, no matter how it's achieved. Perhaps they're thinking more of those terrible treated landscape shots in which those with dubious aesthetic taste attempt to render their work 'artistic'via photoshop fx.