Laurie Anderson once complained that virtual reality lacked “dirt”; the analog imperfections that assure us that what we’re looking at is “real.” Perfection can be seductive, and my work bounces like a pinball between perfect digital surfaces and pseudo-analog digital dirt. Although I love to spout theory and concepts, most of my creation is instinctual peregrination.
Michael Paulukonis (he/him, b. 1970) is an artist and programmer who lives and works in Metro-West Boston (USA). His work has been exhibited and published since the 1990s, most recently in Utsanga.it, Perspektiv magazine, and the National Poetry Library’s book Instagram Poetry for Every Day. His work often lies at the intersection of word and image, tearing off huge chunks of the 20th and 21st centuries and recycling at top speed.