The Shape of Desire: The Essential Ephemeral Qualities of Sound and Video Art


This paper and the subsequent presentation stemmed from a conversation I had with myself trying to understand the inherent qualities of new media, in particular video and audio. “What shapes the desire to create artwork using entertainment technologies?”

In my background, I came to making art through doing all kinds of photography, from 35mm to 8 x 10 view camera. Eventually, when the only subject that interested me was making photographs of white drive-in theater screens, I moved from using a camera and began using an offset printing press to make artists’ books and sculptures made from photographs on large stacks of cut paper. Looking back, the media aspects of photography and printing were essential interests in making my art public.

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