Tabor Robak, Subsistence, digital photographs, 36″x24″, 2010
Photographing nature in virtual worlds… Trippy.
This guy has some amazing web art too.
SOFTWARE (NSFW AT ALL)
Subsistence is super cool, and sort of related to my research. I’ll keep it brief, but I feel in many ways that all landscapes, particularly since the advent of mass transit are virtual in the screened sense that Robak engages with – ie. the rapid passage of the land as witnessed through a window really prefigures cinema, video games and TV to me. Like I said, I want to keep it brief, but would be glad to expand if you want.
Tangentially, Software is totally rad. I have been reading a lot of McLuhan and McLuhanite analysis and always find it kind of weird when academics harp on the mouse as an extension of the hand that “strokes” icons (I would imagine sex isn’t a frequent occurrence for these dudes). That Robak seems to take the whole discourse and maybe half prove it right while shitting all over it is priceless to me.
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