STATEMENT

ARTIST STATEMENT

As an intermedia artist, I actively create in a variety of media including installation, video, virtual art, and interactive projects. I approach my work in new media from a perspective rooted in the traditions of painting, photography, and sculpture, with a particular interest in spatialized environments that can immerse a viewer within an experience. In developing new concepts and forms, I draw on intersections between the arts, science and technology.

I position my work to act as a mediator between tangible and implied space, creating a potential for the transformative nature of a composition. I pursue the realization of forms, sounds and images that afford interaction at its most fundamental level. In working with technology, I have also come to value the synergy of collaboration and have worked closely with other artists and scientists on numerous projects.

New media extends the range of traditional processes by establishing a palette of time, motion, interactivity, and extensions of presence. I find that the ephemeral qualities of electronic and intermedia works, by their very nature, are inherently transformative. The significance of the tangible becomes fleeting, shifting emphasis from the object, and toward the experience.

John Fillwalk Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts
Ball State University
2014