Art Peasants (2019) by Linda Dement

Art Peasants Spiral Space (2018)
7 min 1920×1080
Art Peasants prototype as a linear video will be screened at Bett Gallery during the #MLX launch 

Art Peasants (2017)
Video – Sound, 3min HD video 1920×1080
A code based text and audio work on multiple networked computers (in development)

An assembly of synthetic voices declaim their strategies, preferences and traits. Their words march synchronised as a cohort, fall into sparse cacophony or decay to non- language. They are art peasants. They reject words and swear they speak only in objects and intrusions, yet words are all they have.
Delusional. Organised. Recursive.

The art peasants have no home but your couch and they crave eviction.

Linda Dement has worked in arts computing since the late 1980s. Originally a photographer, her digital practice spans the programmed, performative, visual and virtual. Her work deals with issues of disturbance, commingling psycho-sexual and environmental corporeality with the digital and electronic, giving form to the difficult territory of the unbearable and conflicted. Read more about her practice here. 

 

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