Reality Bytes captures the zeitgeist of the digital movement amongst artists today. Much of what we see, hear about, or experience in the world often seems unimaginable, our notions of “reality” skewing ever further from a collective conscience. The steady flow of video games, virtual reality, consumer apps, computer programs and social media outlets derived from the “digital age” promote an existence that is becoming more “dreamlike” every day, filled with visual references that beg for attention and often invoke complete wonderment. Digital animation is the "imagination unleashed," offering an antidote to what's real.
Some visual musings on the ups and downs of social media. Pervasive, malleable, ubiquitous - the global drug. Social media is tailor-made to soothe the anxieties of a population in turmoil, unite a society fractured by change. But as with any new drug, there can be side effects…
“Vacation and other Remedies” is a curated selection of recent animations by Russian artist Andrey Kasay. Vibrant, surreal and on occasionally boisterous, Kasay’s compositions present an opportunity for both contemplation and laughter. Discovered during the 2018 Teens Summer Works...
An aged desolation,
She sits by old Shannon’s flowing,
A mother of many children,
Of children exiled and dead,
In her home, with bent head, homeless,
Clasping her knees she sits,
Keening, keening! - “The Banshee”, John Todhunter