Ry David Bradley Unvalley Valley
29 Apr 2016 - 03 Jun 2016
For Unvalley Valley Bradley takes screenshots from digital real-time footage using the app Periscope, then deconstructs and reworks the images, manipulating them through a digital format. The file is dye-transferred onto synthetic suede, using a process of heating dyes onto the textured surface of the suede.
For this particular series he has left the surfaces unfixed so that the viewer can continue the transformation and evolve the painting. Audience alteration of the work can be undone and redone in a textile based parallel for digital editing. By allowing the audience to participate in the gesture the work may go some way to undermining the 20th century pursuit of individual genius – opening each painting to a network of micro-authorships, alterations, and state changes. The fluid nature of the surface exists in stark contrast to the precise timecode of the file capture, placing the painting not solely by year but to the precise second it was generated.
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