Rachel Gadsden’s most recent digital inspirations…

a series of screens above in a dimly lit room, they are being painted on too.(She’s not sure they are quite masterpieces though)

The partnership of curator Luc Tuymans and Angel Vergara – One of the most current pieces by this team is Feuilleton,  a reflection based around the theme of the Seven Deadly Sins. In using this theme they hope to infect a sort of virus into the range of trivial images that the media floods us with.

It exists as seven screens of a large frieze, the images appropriated by the artist are projected there over and over again before finally being attacked by paintbrush and paint, as if highlighting the powerlessness of this very gesture.

“A non-existent national government for over one year; along-lasting rivalry between two communities: to represent the other side of Belgium, however, the enthralling political and artistic point of view of a Flemish-speaking Belgian and of a French- speaking Belgian who, by brush strokes, express their love for art and decry the corruption of the political power.” Feuilleton, a painted video screened during the Venice Biennale 2011.

a charcoal drawing, a lonely figure in the centre, with the words, 'her absence filled the world'.And the drawing works and animations of William Kentridge, a South African artist. His animations are created thus:

“…by filming a drawing, making erasures and changes, and filming it again. He continues this process meticulously, giving each change to the drawing a quarter of a second to two seconds’ screen time. A single drawing will be altered and filmed this way until the end of a scene. These palimpsest-like drawings are later displayed along with the films as finished pieces of art.”

 

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