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Jacolby Satterwhite Dances with His Self
Video short from Art 21 profiles New York digital artist whose works combine 3D, dance culture, performance, gaming, experience, and sexuality - video embedded below:
How does an artist use digital technology to perform new identities? In this film, artist Jacolby Satterwhite crafts surreal 3D animated videos while transporting characters from his virtual worlds into the streets of New York City. “We’re in the age of the remix,” says the artist, who observes that “now it’s about how you use the information around you to generate your individuality.” At a modest computer setup in his Chinatown studio, Satterwhite digitally traces by hand his mother’s schematic drawings of inventions, reimagining them into baroque, neon-colored landscapes in a constant state of flux. Adapting additional visual references—home movies, family photos, documentary footage, and images throughout art history—Satterwhite “queers” the purpose and meaning of his source material, creating a unique personal mythology through stream of consciousness storytelling techniques.
Kalen Na’il Roach
Work from ‘My Dad Without Everybody Else’
Untitled, Collaged Archival Pigment Print, 2013
— Jacolby Satterwhite
Video by conceptual artist Adrian Piper from her installation, Cornered (1988).
HAND-PAINTED ON: October 6, 2013
top: immortal twin
bottom: mortal twin, 2008
acrylic and oil on beveled birch panel
17.5 x 17.5 inches (45 x 45 cm)
oil on panel
12 x 12 inches (31 x 31cm)
detail of these things i know, 2008 - 9
Red April, 1970
Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 160 in. (279.4 x 406.4 cm). The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Gift of The Longview Foundation and Museum purchase, 1971.11. © Sam Gilliam
Coretta Scott King and her daughter, Yolanda, photographed by Moneta Sleet for EBONY in 1958. Moneta Sleet was the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who took the famous shot of Mrs. King with her daughter Bernice at Dr. King’s funeral in 1968.