[ISEA97] Artist Statement: Nigel Jamieson – Something =X

Artist Statement

“It is called a point of view to the degree that it represents variation. This is the foundation of perspectivism. The subject is whatever reaches the point of view, or is more or less installed in the point of view. The point of view does not vary with the subject; it is the condition for which an eventual subject might grasp a variation (metamorphosis); or, something equals X (anamorphosis)… lt is not a variation of truth according to the subject, but the conditon for the truth of a variation to be presented to the subject. This is precisely the same idea as Baroque perspective”                                  —Gilles Deleuze, The Fold.

‘Something=X,’ perspectival-anamorphic video developed by Jamieson using Softlmage is informed by the Cybaroque, and references the spectacle and the materiality of the means of media expression via images of violence from the point of view of the victim.

Film by Richard Foley.
Hip Hop Music by Bob Dornberger.

  • Nigel Jamieson (New Zealand) was born in Hamilton, New Zealand. In 1996 he received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A., and in 1992 received his BFA from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Nigel has exhibited his work throughout Australia and in Chicago, and is a recipient of the Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship.