John Carpenter creates lovely interactive media installations with a design ethos founded on intuitive interaction. He loves genetic code, emergent behaviors, the way memory works, emotional connection and intuition. He’s part artist, part scientist, part designer, part programmer…
Janie Geiser is known for short animations and amazing puppet media performances. In her work, Geiser prowls around the mysterious boundary-land between territories – like the lands of the conscious and the unconscious mind, or life and death, sanity and madness, hope and despair, animate and inanimate, nature and culture….
Animator David O’Reilly, whose work is based on the fact that the smooth and clear signals of a pristine information age imagined in the past are a myth; the signal is always frazzled by noise, and that noise, with its notes of entropy and disorder, offers a rich terrain for exploration.
A fabrication of the mind… An unrealizable dream… A creature composed of incongruent parts… These are some of the meanings of “chimera,” and they well suit the newest moving image installation work of the same name by artist Stas Orlovsky, a painter who, over the last few years, has aspired to make his paintings and drawings do a very simple thing: move.
Film Comment features my essay on the work of Rick Linklater and his obsession with time, especially in his new film, Boyhood, on the cover!