[ISEA95] Artist Statement: James K-M — Interactive Paintings

Artist Statement

• In my interactive paintings, seemingly unrelated forms coexist immediately and directly. Some make use of still images grabbed from video or geometric industrial patterns, sides of buildings, details of industrial machinery, or other decaying industrial/human-made forms interacting with nature, but never nature by itself. The idea of the “obstacle” in these works, where a painting can never be seen without a piece of another painting in the way, is particularly interesting to me. One is forced to accept coexisting influences.

  • James K-M (Canada) is a visual artist who stopped painting with paint six years ago, his works are now computer-generated and interactive. He has recently produced Restless Machines: Noise and Industrial Culture, a history of the use of noise and found sound in twentieth century performance and musical composition.