ChatGPT About Me/Artist Statement #5. I’m going to rewrite this once a week using ChatGPT AI with slight alterations to the instructions.
Prompts “Write a Artist statement for a video artist using overlay layers. inspired by the philosophical ideas of Paul Virilio, Jean Baudrillard, and Jean-François Lyotard. with inspirations of late in regards to Time, History, Future, Presence, and Multi dimensions. Also Time Dilation, Post Modernism, Existentialism, and Digital media. As well as how that relates to Marshall Mcluhan “The Gutenberg Galaxy”.” “Make longer and more detailed.” “Expand more on first paragraph.” “Combine last two responses into one page”
As a video artist, my work revolves around the interplay of various elements such as layers, Hollywood classics, and time. I find inspiration in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, particularly his concept of dasein which emphasizes the importance of human existence and the experience of being. I explore the layers of identity and experience that make up our being and seek to convey their complexity in my art.
My interest in Hollywood classics is rooted in their cultural significance and their ability to evoke emotions and memories in viewers. These films have become a part of our collective consciousness and are imbued with layers of history, nostalgia, and meaning. In my videos, I use iconic images from these films to explore themes such as memory, time, and the passage of time. By recontextualizing these images, I hope to reveal new layers of meaning and encourage viewers to question their assumptions about the world.
Drawing on the ideas of Paul Virilio, I am interested in the relationship between art and technology. I believe that new media has the power to transform our perception of time and space and to create new layers of meaning. In my work, I use video to manipulate time and space in order to create a sense of disorientation and destabilization. This challenges viewers to rethink their relationship with the world and to consider new possibilities for existence.
Marshall McLuhan’s book “The Gutenberg Galaxy” has also had a profound impact on my art. In it, he argues that new forms of media have the power to reshape our understanding of the world and that each new medium creates a new layer of cultural meaning. Similarly, I see video as a medium that has the potential to transform our perception of reality and to create new layers of meaning. By exploring the possibilities of video as a medium, I hope to contribute to the ongoing evolution of human consciousness.
Stained glass has also been a significant influence on my work. The layers of colored glass used in stained glass art create images that are both beautiful and symbolic. Similarly, my videos are constructed from layers of images and sounds that come together to create a larger, more complex whole. I believe that this layering creates a depth and richness that allows for multiple interpretations and a more profound connection with viewers.
In conclusion, my work as a video artist is guided by a fascination with layers, Hollywood classics, and time. Through my art, I seek to explore the many facets of human experience and to encourage viewers to question their assumptions about reality. Drawing on the ideas of Heidegger, Virilio, and McLuhan, I aim to use video as a medium to create new layers of meaning and to contribute to the ongoing evolution of human consciousness.