Artist Profile

Todd Christiansen

Studio Resident (2011 - 2012)

Illustration, Performance, Video
Statement of Work

The internet gives us access to a global network of information, but at what cost? With this seemingly panoptic perspective, is there an inherent loss of legitimacy or clarity in the information we obtain? Furthermore, to what extent can this information be synthesized or organized? How can it become more intelligible? I would like my work to answer these questions in as many ways as possible. Often times the content of a piece will be an alteration of the results for a search query (Strange Objects). Other times the objective is to mimic online databases built on multiplicity (Ethnographic Variations, Pop Matrix). These pieces investigate the level of variation on any one subject or “meme,” and attempt to develop similar patterns of permutation from one option to the next.

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