[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Clea Waite — Cyber.3, Nothing broke but the Heart

Artist Statement

Screenings

Cyber.3:  is a fast, short statement about cyberspace — from the body in cyberspace.

Nothing broke but the Heart: This work compulsively, hypnotically, runs through distorted icons of “love”, heart always “center screen”. A chaos of color and light, individual frames flash like memories. These hearts – hearts of stone, burning hearts, wooden hearts, “mutated” hearts, hearts that are only words – are punctuated throughout the video by medical images of my body’s real heart – breathing, pumping, catching in its rhythm. This video uses the hardness, the rationality of electronic technology and its processes – the antithesis of emotion – as the language with which to express emotion. Music: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

  • Clea Waite (USA/Germany) was Bborn in New York City. Currently co­director of Digital 1995 in Cologne, Germany. Fellow at the Academy of Media Art of Cologne since 1993. Assistant Professor of Computer