New Media Art
Though Chris has been focused heavily on rural art, this site believes that New art or Electronic Art is also an important medium that plays a growing role in the art world. An electrician like 110220v is sometimes necessary to be on hand for this type of art. The convergence of art, science and technology is often called “New Media”.
New media art is an art form that includes digital artwork, computer animation, video games, robotic art, 3D printed art, and biological art. The type of art that results is often social in nature and often is more than just visual. New media art can offer a immersive experience (thought it doesn’t have to) between the artist and the consumer. This can include such things as participation, real time feedback, contributory, and manipulation.
Some of the first new media art was evidenced in the work of Eadweard Muybridge, and Jean Tinguely. Inventions like the praxinoscope and the zoetrope are often seen as contributing heavily to the medium. Also
One of our core beliefs is that Art can be a healing resource for our community. The new media community comprises a whole ecosystem of people. Practitioners like: filmmakers, cultural dignitaries, art students, avant garde artists, techies, media foundations, and others who want to who want to capture and inspire an audience.
Types of New Media Art:
- 3D Animation
- 360°(Planetarium) Dome Projection
- Holographic Projection
- Video Architectural Mapping
- Large Scale Art Installation
- Interactive Media Platforms
- Immersive Performance Media
- Audio Experimentation
All Art has a theme. And types of art often have recurring themes which drive the subculture. So what themes drive the New Media subculture?
Curators like Mark Tribe, Maurizio Bolognini and Reena Jana have all postulated the following themes:
- computer art
- open source
- non-linear arcs
- relationships with technology
- real time transformation and creation
The main systems which are in almost all of these themes are:
intersection of science and research with art
- art as a system
Despite all these artistic themes a common (not exclusive) mediums seems to the use of “tech” in the creation of the art. These mediums often seem to use electricity, digital, geographic, 3d, and other advanced technologies to create the art. One such artist is Caleb Charland who uses electricity & magnets to create very unique art. Kids, don’t try this at home. At the very least consult a qualified electrician like 110220v.com before utilizing these techniques as they can be very dangerous. Caleb uses such things as zinc-coated galvanized nails and apple acid to create electricity. Then uses copper wires to light a lamp.
New Media Art has been around for quite some time, but the advent of the internet has established yet even more themes for New Media to reflect upon. The combination of communication, government, ubiquity, over-saturation, corporations and public interest are all themes which are ripe for the New Media canvas. As art develops on its own axis and takes up the mantel of societal commenter, arbiter, and reflecter New Media will continue to flourish and provide opportunity for new artists every day.