“I think these works place Steciw in a different category than the countless digital image appropriators and manipulators at work today; I think she is coming from a different conceptual place. She’s way out on the edge where the photographs have become cold objects and the digital transformations have become a dance recognizable to the computer savvy. She’s playing with both virtual and physical space, with texture and surface, the stock photographs and the other accoutrements abstracted and yet still somewhat representative of their original selves. It’s a new aesthetic, with new associations, firmly rooted in our ever evolving Internet reality.”
My avatar sat idle on Second Life for the better part of two years. This log documents his awakening. Follow us.
Meatover with Loons, 2011
Come on over to CUSTOM FRAMES!
Custom Frames is a platform for showcasing images that, while possessing some aesthetic or emotional value, are never finished, processed, shared or deleted outright. These images images occupy digital and psychic space yet exist in a sate of perpetual “storage”.
Framing signifies a state of being “finished”. Here, these lost images are given a custom frame, uploaded and publicly archived. Users are invited to add to this archive of otherwise forgotten images provided, of course, that they add their own custom frame.
Everyone and anyone is free to post as often as they like.
Water Study, 2010