From The Denver Digerati Supernova Video Festival 2020 closing ceremonies.
Here’s my video as it was screened for The Supernova Denver Festival’s Competition…
ARTGOD COMIX – The Myth Of Significance
This piece was created from a series of experiments using a technique I’ve been developing. Taking work from my archive and using a luminance key for layering, re-interpreting it, re-animating it, reusing it for something it was not intended for (The WARHOL THEORY). Then I came up with a few concepts.
ARTGODS: gatekeepers of the art world, the arbiter of tastes.
SISYPHUS: The impossible task of an action that keeps repeating without positive results.
SIGNIFICANCE: what is significance when it come to art, How much personal taste influences significance.
ABSURDITY: An Absurd life is a life worth living (My Samuel Beckett infused brain says it is)!
VIDEO ART: Once the darling of the art world now it’s red-headed stepchild.
It took a while to find the correct mash-up. I was playing with a generic comic book software and using video stills, which I though looked great. So I just extrapolated the ideas into the videos in this series. I created representational characters using the elements of the videos and had them interact like they do in comic books.
The Media Artist and Absurdist Nowhere Man has landed in the Realm Of The ARTGODS. After he defies them, The ARTGODS have tasked him with an impossible task as punishment. He must remove all art ads in Art Forum magazine, and by doing so, free video art from the trash can of art genres.
The Myth of Significance
Often working in the art world one feels like the Greek anti-hero Sisyphus, as it seems an impossible task to successfully navigate an art career and have somewhat of a normal life. To me the answer has always been to embrace absurdity. To forego any attempt to be significant in the art world and to just exist on your own terms.
Still even more, video key mixes…
Now the end is near… and so I face… The final… MediaDump? Wait NO! Unfortunately, YES!
This one’s like a “Greatest Hits version of my Greatest Hits… Whaaaat? Next Question please…
I’ve had fun with this project recycling my old work into new, yet It’s almost played out, so time to quit. IF you’ve been following thanks, and If not go back and watch entire project. That will give me time to finish a live performance version, dates to be announced soon!
NoTE: I never want the viewer to be able to tell what they are looking at without an amount of effort…
Statement: This Project Media Dump is a conceptual continuity arc of the culmination of the last few years of my video output dealing with the over saturation of media in our culture and society, we no longer make culture we make a media dump or junkyard.
Atomic Elroy’s Weekly Multi-Media Minute ( from the MediaDump Project ) These VidKeyMix MultiMedia Minutes come from a process of feeding 2 video sources into a mixer and using a luma key effect to collage them together. Luma Key uses luminance instead of color to key over the image. This is then fed into another mixer already luma keying two additional images. This process can be continued until a very dense final image is produced. This also produces a controlled chaos of sorts. DADA randomization…