[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Anne Morgan Spalter – NEW YORK UNFOLDING

Artist Statement

Digital video (2015)

For Manhattan Unfolding 1 Spalter shot original footage from a helicopter over the city, exploring Manhattan’s iconic yet ever-changing landscape. Custom software allowed the artist to interfere with normal viewing practices, merging east with west and representation with abstraction. The piece offers glimpses of a city constantly unfolding in time.

  • Anne Morgan Spalter (USA) is an artist and author whose career reflects her long-standing goal of integrating art and technology. Drawing inspiration from painting, mathematics, and Buddhist and Islamic art, Spalter shoots original footage in cities around the world and uses custom software to develop patterned compositions that explore the concept of the modern landscape. She shows widely and has work in leading contemporary collections in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and in museums such as the Albright-Knox  (Buffalo, NY), the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum (Providence, RI), and the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK).  annespalter.com

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