Steve Miller & Lee Day
Techspressionist Salon #38 – March 2, 2022
Moderator: Davonte Bradley
01:31 – STEVE MILLER
SAGAPONACK NY // USA
The language of technology is the visual language of our time. Introducing this language to the classical vocabulary of painting allows for an update that keys the work to our digital epoch.
Steve Miller has been working with art, science and technology since 1980. He collaborated with the 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Rod MacKinnon, in a project about human protein, worked at Brookhaven National Labs and at CERN in Geneva. For a decade, Miller proposed to give Brazil, our planetary lungs, a medical check-up by taking x-rays of the Amazon. The painting “Far Enough Away”, featured in this exhibition, is the cover image for his third book, Surfing the Cosmos, to be published by G Editions in the fall of 2022. He exhibits internationally.
31:59 – LEE DAY
Bearsville NY // USA
BEARSVILLE NY // USA
Compression of time is a hallmark of our restless digital world. We may feel disjointed as we switch from one frame of reference to the next in the blink of an eye, or perhaps we feel liberated from an endless monotony. These algorithmically generated photos layer digital bits of the sea in which we swim into a distorted compression of time and space as seen from a train window.
Lee has worked in a range of creative fields – photography, interactive media and creative writing. Returning now to his first love, photography, he is exploring how far he can push the algorithms of the digital image. Recent shows include Clipping Suburbia – Japan, and TrainPan: Industrial Abstraction at Soho Photo Gallery, NY. ‘TrainPans: GPS’, a two-screen digitally choreographed animation of 15,000 distressed-compression images, appeared at Creative Tech Week 2018.
Techspressionist Salons are bi-weekly artist meetups where artists can present their work and discuss matters relating to art and technology. They are attended by artists listed in our Techspressionist Visual Artists Index and are also open to interested individuals on our mailing list. The First Techspressionist Salon was held on September 1, 2020, and included artists Colin Goldberg, Patrick Lichty, Steve Miller and Oz Van Rosen, as well as group advisor Helen Harrison. During this session, the working definition of Techspressionism was decided upon by the participants as: “An artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience.”
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