Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Simpler Times

There is a lot of amazing things that can be done with a digital signal - vast amounts of information can be distributed across hundreds of channels in HDTV. Thoughts, identities, ideas can be ‘taken’ and redistributed in the blink of an eye. When I worked on Family Unit Circa 1970 I wanted to take one of my generations most recognizable icons and re-present it in a way that plays with the idea of analog and digital – I was really trying to simulate that disturbing energy feeling of a television set on the boarder between static and signal – the Brady Bunch functions as memory for me, of that ‘innocent age.’ As a child watching programming from three stations, I remember having to go up into the attic to spin the antenna to just the right spot so we could get a clear picture - I would call down to my brothers and sister 'Can you see it yet? Can you see it?' Flash forward to the present state, the ‘static’ takes on a metaphor of disparate, digital data packets coursing through time and space carrying with it the ‘identity’ of thoughts across hundreds of channels – I feel both excited by the new but pensive - How have you been affected by analog to digital? I'd love to hear from musicians -

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