Barkley's work repositions the figure, as seen in Roman and Christian mythology, somewhere between current conceptions of figuration in painting and photography, and a more personal and oftentimes autobiographical context.
Montréal-based video artist Sabrina Ratté uses a unique combination of analog video synthesizers and mixers, and digital editing software to create surreal and moving future-scapes that confuse the boundary between architectural space, landscape and the imagination.
Graeme Langdon interviews Extreme Animals, the long-running multimedia and performance project of artist-musicians Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman.
"I don't think parody is necessarily disrespectful. Nor imitation a sign of respect. I don't like that binary--it’s too easy. " -- Edward Shenk
"I think mental transportation is the root appeal with landscapes. It's similar to going to the movies, playing a video game or reading a novel in that it’s an immersion into a fictional world. But with landscapes, the central character is a place."
Interview With Walter Scott, Creator Of The "Wendy" Comics, an ongoing “adventure about a young woman living in an urban centre, whose dreams of contemporary art stardom are perpetually derailed by the temptations of punk music, drugs, alcohol, parties, and boys.”
Jeannine Han is a New York based designer and artist. Her work with collaborator Dan Riley uses immersive multimedia installations and performances to explore the relationship between pattern, tradition, performance, sound and technology. We caught up with Jeannine in her Queens, NY, studio to discuss the making of Electric Ribbon, their latest project.
The Cultural Revolution officially ended in 1976. Yet over thirty years later the shadow of this so-called Cultural Revolution has not disappeared. Among Chinese artists, at least, it has become ever deeper. The difference is that this shadow was once clearly identified as a catastrophe, a disaster, whereas now it has become a seduction that alluringly fills the air.
B O D Y art editor Jessica Mensch interviews Montréal artists Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum of Seripop