Tuesday, 1 July 2008
One thing that makes me feel like a dinosaur, is the proliferation of digital art. As an artist who primarily works with paint and pencil, I feel that I am caught between generations. I have over the last twenty years dabbled with digital media, but something in my formative years locks me into analogue. I can play with digital media - whether that be images, sounds, video or animation but somehow I feel inhibited by a subsystem of analogue processing.
The above mash up of images is not by me but my daughter: who has never known a world without computers. We have had a computer in the house her whole life and so the internet is like running water from a tap.
Is time and money the root of freedom in digital art or is immersion and conceptualisation the door to perception? Is a print from a bubble jet as authentic and valid as a print from an etcher's plate. Does the analogue inform all digital art work or can someone be purely a homologous digital artist?
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