[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Billy Sims – TEMPO RUBATO

Artist Statement

Digital animation with appropriated images (2014)

In Tempo Rubato, a rapid and sporadic flow of commercial imagery is anchored by the natural human disposition to posit facial and bodily features. The disparate characteristics of the source images – magazine covers, advertisements, publicity photos, and stock imagery – become a flurried average that both articulates and complicates notions of identity.

  • Billy Sims creates work between sound, video and sculpture. Recent work involves the anticipation and experience of media languages. He is based in Chicago.

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