Q and A with Neil Zusman
The following questions were sent to each of our Web artists.
1. How would you say your art is situated within the Web as a whole?
piece on the web
for the link to the dead
paint and action
or letting the
2. Do you think having a background in traditional art is a prerequisite
or a hindrance to working in Web-based art? Why?
practice makes perfect
3. Whom did you work with to create this piece(s)?
Eyebeam, Frameworks, X/change, and Dance Tech.
Arthur Aviles [the dancer featured in the piece], based in New York City, choreographed his movement on videotape for this piece.
Clifford Duffy's piece is from Eyebeam. I had my software checked by a mad scientist.
4. What other works interest or inspire you?
Right now, it's alchemical visual states and touch, as in Phil Solomon's films, and others in cinema trouve. On the computer, I want to bury pixels in the dirt and pour bleach on them as well as defy gravity, behave like a proper shaman, both fearless and thoughtful, and open up channels to other worlds in this world. That process is the poem I'm writing.
5. The Web gives artists a global venue. Why do you choose to work in New York?
For the moment, New York on land will have to do because it's as close to being the ark as any place. My mother is also holding Brooklyn together. I can't think here but it really gives me the motivation to get away in spurts and code my work together. The motive energy here is what I crave the most, and the changes of focus.