Marchelo Vera + Yuya Takeda Collaboration (intaglio prints, print media, interactive media) 2012 Rochester Institute of Technology
Remnants: Within an Age of Digitalism
21st Century civilization allows a glimpse into the progressive art paradigm that encompasses our constantly transforming technological advancements.
My work is a reaction to my life experiences and reflects my interests in the synthesis of media, history, and technology. I am interested in the global network of our modern times and the interrelated possibilities within it. I produce artwork that utilizes generative elements and formulas found in nature, while being inspired by universal symbolism, conditions of the ruin, and ideas stemming from the realm of unconscious thought.
My current work explores a world of illusion, identity, and an evolving reality within an age of Digitalism. My aim is to place the viewer within a suspended space and time. Through the use of hand drawn and computer generative elements, I can create infinite possibilities. I choose to leave out reference of the figure in order to better connect my Synthesis process to the viewer as a constantly shifting and expanding environment.
The interactive portion of the work is a collaborative effort in using innovative technology that I believe will one day connect the realms of augmented reality and virtual spaces with our everyday surroundings. Being inspired by composers like John Cage, Steve Reich, and Karlheinz Stockhausen I have worked back and forth between the interpretation of sound and image.
The sound element of this work is composed through the direct use of each final Intaglio print. Using computer software as an aid, the sound is created by reading time from left to right, while converting the visual marks of each unique print into an audible frequency.