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by pale Infinity
& Flash Light

©2008 some rights reserved





Regular ATOA panels will resume in the Fall at SVA.

Check our website in October for further information about our Fall calendar of panel discussions. Meanwhile visit our Archives to view transcripts and media clips of past panels, or browse our Video Catalog to order tapes of past panels, visit our online Store to buy books by authors who have spoken at ATOA, or visit www.ATOAauction.com.


 

Flash Light

Flash Light is a digital sculptor who currently serves as ATOA's webmaster and Information Technology (IT) director. In 1970 he shared an Academy Award as one of the cinematographers on "Woodstock," and subsequently he served for a decade as ATOA's Video Director and cameraman, before becoming IT Director. He has also helped to organize, and has appeared on several ATOA panels.

Flash has spent decades creating digital sculpture, and has been involved in numerous shows and received over 50 reviews. His work is in many collections, including the Artists' Books Collection at MoMA. His work can be viewed at: www.Flash-Light.net. He has also written reviews of digital art for ASCI.org, and his review of the 2002 Whitney Biennial was published in Sculpture.

Recently he has turned his attention to creating virtual digital sculpture in online multi-user-simulated-environments (MUSEs) where people interact with each other as avatars. Below are frames from a graphic net novel he created in collaboration with an avatar named pale Infinity. In this chapter they discuss the aesthetic issues involved when artists work in mult-user environments where the artists involved are contributing virtual digital sculptures to create a common virtual environment. It is these types of issues which have led to the concept of the Creative Commons license whereby artists working in such environments declare "some rights reserved," rather than the traditional, "all rights reserved." This work was exhibited at Broadway Gallery in SOHO in January 2009, and can now be viewed online at: www.paleInfinity.com.



"I feel don't belong here," pale begins.


"This 'graphic net novel' isn't art."


"You can't photograph other people's art. . . "


"and call it your art work."


"The buildings, the trees, even my dog. . ."


"are really other peoples' art work."


"The highest compliment you can pay an artist. . ."


"is to say his or her work isn't art."


"It means they've pushed their art beyond. . . ."


"what to you are the limits of art."


"You can't justify plagiarism by calling it art. . ."


"no real artist photographs other peoples' art work."


"Did you see the Richard Prince show at the Guggenheim?"


"His work is about re-photographing other peoples' art."


"I know his work. He re-photographs ads, changing. . ."


the context of the ad image makes his work art."


"Exactly! Since Duchamp exhibited a urinal as sculpture. . ."


"context has been a key to post-modern art."
The story continues at: www.paleInfinity.com




End of our
Summer 2009 Season



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The School of Visual Arts (SVA)
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The National Endowment for the Arts
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The City of New York Dept. of Cultural Affairs
David J. Oster, CPA
and the ATOA volunteers
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