New Media Lecture Series – Jeremy Bailey

This is the first (rather, the first successful screen recording*) in what I hope is a series of lectures and artists talks @ The University of Cincinnati that I will post along with some work from each artist/curator and suggested readings.

*my apologies to Nicholas O’Brien and Lindsay Howard for the technical problems. They are both involved in the upcoming exhibition Notes on a New Nature @ 319 Scholes opening tonight with a Friday live stream tour at 3:00EST.

Other works:

“…Jeremy Bailey is a visual artist working primarily in electronic media who has been described by Filmmaker magazine as “a one-man revolution on the way we use video, computers and our bodies to create art” and as “often confidently self-deprecating in offering hilarious parodies of new media vocabularies” (Marisa Olson, Rhizome). His work has been featured internationally in numerous exhibitions and festivals, and he received his MFA in Art Media Studies from Syracuse University in 2006. Currently his work can be viewed, rented and acquired through the independent on-line label Vtape.

Being a Toronto native, his work is well grounded in a McLuhanian philosophy of media technologies as extensions of our sensorial and communicative functions, and this is particularly evident in his latest works dealing with computer vision and augmented technology. Ad example in his project Public Sculpture (2010) he develops a software enabling him to interact with fictional geometrical objects that function as an ironic critique of the “augmented reality aesthetic” so pervasive on the contemporary entertainment and gaming market. His commentaries are as heroical as firmly based on a radical vision of the dystopias of our modern media-scapes…” – via Digimag 57 (full text here)

Another great interview is available on Rhizome (full text here).

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