[NetBehaviour] Turbulence Artists' Studios: "re_collection" by Michael Takeo Magruder
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Mon Oct 24 15:18:31 CEST 2005
October 24, 2005
Turbulence Artists' Studios: "re_collection" by Michael Takeo Magruder
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"Re_collection" is the product of one of the most ubiquitous
technologies - the mobile phone. A captured moment, precious and
instilled with personal significance, provides the exclusive source
material for the artwork. The recorded sequence -- stripped of
resolution and apparent depth -- has become depersonalised, reduced to a
minimalist aesthetic that reveals archetypal forms and the inherent
emotional connotations they evoke. Through this purposeful paring back
of detail the divisions between personal and universal are questioned.
It is a search to reveal the underlying 'truth' to these, our most
intimate of recollections that exist between dream and remembrance.
Michael Takeo Magruder is an American artist based in the UK who works
within the fields of New and Interactive Media. He received his formal
education at the University of Virginia, USA, graduating with a degree
in Biological Sciences. For the past eight years his artistic practice
has reflected upon society's data-driven and information saturated
existence through the examination of international news communications.
By recombining the notions of art and media, it has been his intention
to analyze the interconnections which have been forged between the
individual and the pervasive media network. It is a questioning of
product vs. process, knowledge vs. stimulation, fact vs. perspective.
Magruder's artistic production has been exhibited worldwide and
encompasses an eclectic mix of forms, ranging from futuristic
stained-glass windows, digital lightscreens and modular light-sculptures
to architectural manipulations, ephemeral video projections and
interactive network installations. His current explorations and research
embrace 3D stereoscopic projection, immersive multi-sensory environments
and interactive non-linear narratives for network/gallery settings. His
work in these fields is presently supported by Turbulence.org, 3D
Visualization Group: University of Warwick, and Arts Council England.
For more Turbulence Artists' Studios please visit
Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org
New York: 917.548.7780 . Boston: 617.522.3856
New American Radio: http://somewhere.org
Networked_Performance Blog and Conference: http://turbulence.org/blog
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