Saturday, March 24, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Energy Vampire 333 (2000)
For context, here's what I originally wrote about the series:
[These] images slink out of the hard drive graveyard today. They are part of a series called Energy Vampires -- 400 images that I worked on sporadically for over five years.
Stakes pulled from their pixel corpses--
Rising from their digital coffins --
The composition method for the series is positively parasitical. I found fractal images by other artists and messed them up severely with multiple layer dumps of whatever would stick to the monitor. I was sampling. Often, I would cannibalize my own images for the greater good. They were probably undead anyway. And, now, these "energy vampires" live again by feeding off the artistic blood of others and by draining the meaninglessness from my own failures.
Transforming into fractal werewolves --
I kept no record of whose images I bit in their beds -- or which of my own were seduced and sucked to a husk. I deliberately did not want to remember. The process itself was all that mattered -- just as the vampire is driven to feed off others with myopic need. The artist as leech. The artist as tapeworm.