Digital Consciousness News.

Issue 111. October 2008
Jett Vivere
Jett Vivere is the October 2008 Digital Color Artist of the Month. Jett was born 1987 in Paisley and raised in Ayrshire, on the west coast of Scotland. With a history of art in the family, Vivere took an interest in art at a young age and has been a keen artist ever since. After studying fine art and having successful end of year shows and exhibitions in Glasgow and Edinburgh she has embarked on a career as an artist with work on exhibition in various galleries. She has been influenced by many artists including Peter Howson, Gerard Burns, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol.

Vivere’s work, like the artists who inspire her, is unique, stylish and quirky. Unafraid of creating bold images that make a visual statement, she chooses color wisely, using it to create a bigger impact on a large scale. When painting, Vivere uses oil bars for their flexibility and greater control than can be achieved by the direct application of the oils by hand. The simplicity of the lines and marks on the canvas belies the work and preparation required to produce such dramatic images.

Long Beach SoundWalk
Among the exhibits at the September 2008 Long Beach SoundWalk were:
* A room filled with about a dozen roundish sculptures hanging from the ceiling. Each is a bundle of electronics and each emits different soft sounds.
* A Tower of Babel sculpture. You speak or make noises into the nearby microphone, and the sculpture distorts and echoes the sound, mixing it with previous sounds.
* Household percussion jams, where people play mostly pots and pans, but other household items also.
* A station where you select a musical work and listen to it through headphones. The piece is distorted according to the ambient sound level in the room. The quieter the room, the more distorted the sound is.
* Laptop computers hanging by wires from the ceiling. Participants swing the computers, which have motion sensors and play sounds based on their motions.
* Gossip. Two pairs of nude female mannequins separated by some distance on the sidewalk. Tell a juicy secret to one pair, and it's broadcast from the other pair.
* An installation which translates the shape of mountain peaks into sounds. Hundreds of photos of Colorado mountains were digitally traced. These outlines, which resemble the shape of audio waves, were imported into an audio editor. The resulting low register audio waves resemble the rumbling of the earth itself. The installation displays the mountain photo and the wave form, which is traced through as the sound plays.
* A room with four large drums in front of loud amplified sounds. Ping pong balls which are suspended on strings from the ceiling bounce on the vibrating drum heads.
* A virtual maze in which the "walls" are merely sounds which you hear through the large stuffed toy mouse-head headphones you wear. This was called "Mice pace" (get it?).
An art calendar listing Southern California Art Walks, Open Studio Tours, & Art Festivals can be found at: http://DigitalConsciousness.net/directory/artcalendar.php

New Contemporary Artists and Galleries
The following artists registered in the last month. To view the work of an artist enter the artist's name at http://DigitalConsciousness.com To see these most recent artists go to http://DigitalConsciousness.com/new/
  1. Doriana Rada. Spiritual art from Albania.
  2. Taylor Denis. Artist and author from Sweden.
  3. Richard Whincop. Realistic oils from the U.K.
Gilbert Abric, Moustafa Al Hatter, Joseph DiSipio, Kevin Barr, Donna Willis and Nirvana Blues have added new artwork to their galleries. http://DigitalConsciousness.com/gallerylist.phtml

Ad-free Galleries With No Commission
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