Web Artists Are Furious At Rihanna And Azealia Banks - “Rihanna’s performance of “Diamonds” on Saturday Night Live this weekend took most people by surprise, mainly because she was singing in front of a green screen instead of the show’s usual stage for musical guests. A small number of Web artists were in for a bigger surprise, though, as their visual aesthetic was co-opted entirely by the singer without consultation or credit.” > Buzzfeed
“But to claim that we, all of us, are not a part of this mutation process ourselves is the kind of lie that is unproductive, different than the creative, productive lie I mentioned before. We have to embrace mutation in all it’s forms if we embrace it at all. From net kids giving new meaning to the emptiness of commercial space, to art directors getting it wrong but thus getting it right. This is an exciting cycle that is also painful, like life.” > Jacob Ciocci
Part installation, part net art, part ASCII art, part glitch art - as demonstrated by this ANIGIF:
Impulse 101 is a diptych, half painting/half beamer, 100% on the internet.
The work begins with the 4 foundational font characters of 8-bit Block ASCII, ░ ▒ ▓ █. It consists of two 100 x 100 cm canvases. The left (black) side is acrylic on canvas, while the right counterpart is a beamer projection of ASCII art animations utilizing real and faux copy paste glitches in MS WordPad.
More information, examples, gif animation and videos can be found here