Swiss artists Comenius Roethlisberger and Admir Jahic have created these renditions of YouTube videos “in an attempt to disrupt the haphazard collection of archived videos that YouTube has become.” The artist duo has “transformed the visual (virtual) language of ‘broadcasting’ back into physicality by producing illustrations on a heavy handmade paper from virtual references with elemental art materials to do what they do best, that is, add to the confusion.” Comenius and Admir touch upon the Warholian nature of Pop...
... To more Degas-like Impressionism (or more aptly known as disambiguation). Right on, fellas. You might even consider this a collective form of transmedia narrative, but I’d rather not confuse things any more ;) Then again, this makes you think about what other elements we can extract from digital culture at large, recontextualize, and then shape as our own. This also makes you wonder about what experiences can really mean in a world that is this hyper-connected and hyper-socially challenged... And how individuals like you and I can profit from the delivery of alternative, or augmented, perspectives by connecting the dots in more meaningful ways.
The Power to Do More
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