Now Feel Bad
June 20 – July 13, 2014
at Interstate Projects
U:L:O: Part I | U: Curated by Queer Thoughts
Organized by Queer Thoughts, Chicago.
POETRY THREATS is a web-based project by Tim Grover, a Chicago-based new media artist, which aims to “reclaim certain ‘threat’ words monitored by the DHS on social media sites. Users have a chance to take these words and turn them into art through the virtual magnet poetry board.”
The above image is a poem I generated/made using the website. It’d be great if the project offered more pronouns, verbs, conjunctions, and so forth, to augment the poetic potentials of the project; the selection of connective magnetic words unrelated to the DHS keywords is somewhat scant, therefore you find yourself looking for a pronoun like “her” to no avail, but the limitations do provide an interesting challenge and make the final outcome more cryptic.
You can create a poem of your own, or check out previous submissions at: http://poetrythreats.com/
by Mark Beasley
“Link Garden is a composition of found stylesheets and images hard-linked to their external sources from around the web. As time goes on, this drawing will slowly collapse from link rot and eventually revert back into a blank page.” — M.B.
1mage is a DINCuratorial series where guest participants curate one image.
View the piece here.
“Parallelograms is an online artist project exploring the relationship between images and interpretation. Invited artists are given a set of images taken from deliberate web searches and asked to create a web-specific piece in response to one of them.”
Joshua Gen Solondz, Los Angeles, 2012, 10 min, video, sound
Essentially a trance-inducing flicker film, Prisoner’s Cinema opens by establishing a simple, yet aggressive, black and white flashing sequence, defined by its frenetic pace and hypnotic pattern. It assaults and entrances the viewer with its rapid optical rhythm; a low-toned droning sound and a high frequency stuttering provide a sonic anchor that augments the hypnotic effects of the flashing imagery.
Before long, the flashing evolves into a sequence that introduces faint optical art patterns, which are sprinkled between the flickering of black and white and grey frames, jolting the visual shock even further. These faint patterns become brighter, and clearer, and more bold, flash-morphing onward to reveal a circular portal emblazoned with an op art pattern.
It’s a blinding and spellbindingly fun ride of coruscation.