Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Series #1




"Adrienne Crossman's Series #1 produces complex visual effects through the application of the deconstructive video editing technique known as datamoshing. By deleting the key frames that comprise digital videos, in this case gleaned from YouTube, Crossman reveals the components that allow them to function while producing stunningly colourful results. These digital yet painterly abstractions connote the visual possibilities latent within digital media.

Through the re-presentation of well-known masterpieces, Crossman highlights the anti-canonical nature of the glitch genre and the challenges that face new media art in the context of the conventional art institution. The use of the glitch as applied to these traditional works disrupts notions of the art historical canon, breaking apart its authoritative and exclusive underpinnings. Contrasting these two media forms, painting and glitch video raises questions surrounding the presentation, preservation, and production of digital art works, problematizing typical exhibition practices."

- Shauna Jean Doherty in her writing about SYS.TE/M FAIL.U+RE: Revelations of the Interface, an MFA Thesis Exhibit, March, 2014
http://sjdcuratorialprojects.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/sys-tem-fail-ure/


Screenings/Exhibitions
June - August 2014    Error Message - Tsvetnoy Central Market                 Moscow, Russia
June 2014                      BYOB TO - Power Ball 2014, The Power Plant           Toronto, ON
April - Oct 2014          Far Out - Dorothy H. Hoover Library at OCAD U      Toronto, ON
March 2014                  SYS.TE/M FAIL.U+RE - 2186 Dundas                             Toronto, ON
March 2013                  The Aesthetics of Failure - Videofag                              Toronto, ON