[ISEA2013] Artist Statement: Mark Amerika – #NewAestheticVideo (2012)

Artist  Statement

This mock trailer for a movie that was never made, but lives on the Web as a distributed narrative, refers to an eponymous artist whose artistic presence and remixed persona is a mash-up of mobile phone videos, animated gifs, Google Earth glitch imagery, and the corrupting presence of a literary voice summoned from the digital-beyond.

  • Mark Amerika (born 1960, Miami, Florida, USA) has exhibited his art in many venues including the Whitney Biennial, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, ZKM, the Walker Art Center, and the American Museum of the Moving Image. Amerika has had five early and/or mid-career retrospectives including the first two Internet art retrospectives ever produced (Tokyo and London).  MarkAmerika.com