New Media and the Masters
The art world has finally come to grip with the confluence of digital. Artists once considered ground breaking are mainstream and their use of the computer – more than accepted. In fact, film and video is permeating the contemporary shows consistently. There is a distinction between doing something for art’s sake (like barking dogs being silenced or calmed by a lone tap dancer) or combining concept with motion (shooting an ascent up an adult jungle gym with a digital camera). It is experiential and enabling the “audience”/collector to interact. Is this of value to the fine arts or simply for the museum/public spectacle?