After ending our session with Carlos Donjuan, we shifted gears from traditional and static forms of artmaking to learn about new media, digital design, and gifs with Houston-based artist Bradly Brown. Brown is currently an artist in residence at Lawndale Art Center, designer at semigloss. Magazine, and founding member of the experimental art collective HOMECOMING! Committee.
Brown presented a new media lecture, discussing work by Morehshin Allahyari, Petra Cortright, Richard Prince, Cory Arcangel, and Paul Slocum. Students were directed to create a Behance account and explore digital media through gif making and digitized collage. Brown specifically highlighted Paul Slocum’s Spirit Surfers and Brad Troemel’s The Jogging web archives to address how digitized content is gathered and (re)distributed in a post-appropriation culture.
Cory Arcangel, Super Mario Clouds, 2002 (installation view at the Whitney Museum of American Art). Handmade hacked Super Mario Brothers cartridge and Nintendo NES video game system, edition 2/5
Richard Prince, Untitled (portrait), 2015. Digital photograph
Alvaro Munoz, Airplane, 2015. Gif
Marcy Davis, Skiing, 2015. Gif