.gifs from the ungun project.
Begun as digital sketches in December of 2012. Handgun photos stolen via google image search, then glitched, compositing, glitching some more. I wrote when the project began ~
Coping with the non-dialogue about American gun culture by making art that turns the gun into beautiful images of objects that probably could not fire . . . The act of glitching, of glamorously deconstructing the gun's image, a strategy of aesthetic vandalism mirroring the social fractures that arrive when the object becomes the subject of conversation.
After manufacturing some .gifs, I created a 6:36 animation, ungun. This video with audiocollage screened in a online show, VIDEO>transcends, April, 2013. It made its real-world screening debut on May 3 in Magmart VIII (video under the volcano) at Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy. May 31 - June 1 ungun (2013) was installed in Audiovisioni Digitali/Scicli, a large exhibition of video installed throughout the city of Sicily, Italy.
In October, ungun (2013) will be installed with VIDEO>transcends at CUNY Queensborough Community College's Art Gallery in Bayside Queens, New York. The show will exist as a gallery installation with online streaming component, from October 2013 into the new year.