Published: Nov. 2, 2015

Painted Light:  Form, Affect and Aesthetics in the Art of the Moving Image


Remixthecontext: The Transmedia Artist in Network Culture
Mark Amerika, Professor, Art and Art History
University of Colorado, Boulder


In this presentation, artist and theorist Mark Amerika will discuss a few of his art works made using mobile phones and/or online software programs such as Google Street View. Amerika started using mobile phone video recording technology in early 2006 before the advent of so-called smart phones like the Andoid and iPhone. He began exhibiting his first experiments in mobile visual art under the title Mobile Phone Video Art Classics (2007). In 2009, Amerika released Immobilité, generally considered the first feature-length art film shot entirely on a mobile phone. Upon its release, Immobilité was exhibited in major international museum exhibitions and film festivals and, two years later, his second transmedia narrative, Museum of Glitch Aesthetics, was commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and was released in conjunction with the London 2012 Olympics. In his presentation, Amerika will discuss his investigations into remix, glitch, image, affect and metafiction, subjects he addresses in his two most recent books, META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (MIT Press, 2009) and remixthebook (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).

Monday, November 2, 12:00 PM The Brakhage Center, ATLAS 311