April 10 – April 25, 2009
Opening Reception April 10, 7–10 pm
The Permanent Record of Newjack_Rasputin
Walking the tenuous line between a "virtual residency" and an unsuccessful artificial intelligence test, multi-media artist Tucker Stilley pops the hood on his syncretic art-making process. Walking the tenuous line between a "virtual residency" and an unsuccessful artificial intelligence test, multi-media artist Tucker Stilley pops the hood on his syncretic art-making process. In a marathon 2 week session hosted at the Monte Vista Projects - Stilley, almost completely paralyzed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), demonstrates via live webcast & installation the method behind the creation of his on-going hyper-sigil artwork The Permanent Record of Newjack_Rasputin.
"I feel it is logical, my own nervous system failing, that I would spontaneously generate an alter-ego, tear a hole-in-space and try to escape. My situation warrants immediate and drastically uncompromising self-metamorphosis. An exquisite new aesthetic unfolds when you are standing on the deck of a burning ship. Being paralyzed amplifies the uneasy link between intent and action and brings into question the true meaning of this place and time that we occupy…and of what our ultimate audience might prove to be."
An artist for over thirty years, in as many media, Tucker Stilley 48, attended Studio for Interrelated Media, at the Massachusetts College of Art. He has worked in Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles as a media artist, sound designer and film editor. Previous exhibitions include ART, Cambridge, REDCAT & Octopus Garden Salon, LA.
This exhibition was curated by Sam Durant.