Inbetweentheories.com is a project of Cecilia Dougherty and David Kalal exploring work that is uncoupled from conventional frameworks and practiced through experimentation and investigation and interactivity.
Phyllis Baldino Interview
In this edition, we are talking with artist, Phyllis Baldino, whose underwater piece, which is still in progress on a larger scale, is the most recent project to appear on In-Between Theories.
Phyllis Baldino began working in video in 1993 with her "Gray Area" series, which encompasses practices of sculpture, performance, and video. She has recently returned from France where she installed a nine-channel video called, Nothing From the Future, as well as a single-channel piece called, Now Is Here, for the Videoformes Festival of Digital Arts.
The untitled video for In-Between Theories is a forty-one second loop. The content of which is a shag rug, two feet clad in nice Italian socks in a tub of water. The combination is both funny and playful, and knowing Phyllis' work, it has connections to the way she uses video as an extension of the body, rather than the eye, and also connections to ideas of fluctuation in both, time and space, and the simple deconstruction of domestic objects.
Luba Drozd and LONGCAT
SAY ONE THING AND MEME ANOTHER
Artist Luba Drozd's LONGCAT is Grabbing TRUMP by the Meme
Inspired by the longcat meme that flourished in the online discussion boards of the early 2000s, Luba Drozd's new work LONGCAT repurposes the body of that FELINE meme and infuses it with political content from the last year of Trumped up American media.
Drozd makes visible in LONGCAT the current deeply divisive moment in American politics -- with all of its strategies of avoidance, overkill and misinformation. Riffing on the how the digital debris of online eras, too recently past to be historical, continue to influence our personal and political present. LONGCAT explores how the virtual becomes tangible and the tangible can become tools for the exercise and abuse of power.
See this new work of digital art here:
Listen to Luba Drozd in conversation about the work here: