Our screening at the Big Screen Plaza is tomorrow night from 7 – 9 pm. Feel free to join us at any point throughout! Our fifth preview is of Sergio Albiac’s video Content is Queen.
Sergio calls the video a generative portrait. He seems to paint the image of the Queen of England via random images and footage. To me it is the 21st Century’s answer to cubism.
In the artist’s words: “It differs from previous attempts of video collage (like the techniques developed by David Hockney, mixing simultaneous points of view of an action) or video mosaic (where still images are represented by whole videos acting as pixels when properly reduced in size). My technique uses regions of video content to effectively represent or “paint” heterogeneous regions of the image. Both the partial content of the videos and the whole image are fully visible at the same time, widening the possibilities to deliver meaning in a contemporary aesthetic language.”
See you tomorrow night!