painting, labor, performance

labor around second life: on-the-fly augmented reality, movement
improvisation in relation to images; 'accompaniment' with oud : : performances by Azure Carter,
Mark Skwarek, Alan Sondheim at Open Studios, Eyebeam

paint/Support-Surface in second life, day and night : : golden hour day
painting in Second Life with mesh, other modifications : golden hour night
ptg. in SL w/mesh + mods


"6 collages of the exact same size were created to approximate the size of an HD video screen. The 6 collages when played frame by frame create a chaotic 6-frame animation.  HD video is juxtaposed with collage in an attempt to reconcile the difference between images "trapped" behind a screen and those "frozen forever" as still images. In today's image landscape traditional distinctions between moving and static, linear and non-linear no longer apply. Perhaps one of the only enduring distinction is the separation between images on and off screen. The resulting diptych evokes a disorienting head-space within which our subject, a young girl in a skull mask, stares  at herself in a mirror, attempting to come to terms with the impossible gap between original and copy, or self and self-image. "

This piece was included in the exhibit "Disorder Disorder: Ulterior Motives in Contemporary Art" in Penrith, Australia in 2010 and was used for the cover of the catalogue:

Project Created: 
June 2010

Julia Schwadron's paintings are derived from combinations of observations of landscapes, photographs, objects or images of other paintings.  Recently, she has been using the book covers of specific Self Help books to serve as a reflection of, or a mirror for our constant search for truth within ourselves.  She finds the trope of “painting as a window to the world” a useful starting point for the possibility that the subject of a painting can portray itself, and simultaneously conjure up far more complex relationships.

Eyebeam CV
SExhibiting Artist
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(Pic) Floppy Disk Portraits
Using the technological waste of our society, artist Nick Gentry creates moody portraits.

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