"Modular Dining" (video)

Have been gradually moving my older tunes over to Bandcamp.
Not all of them -- after a hard listen I took quite a few tracks from the 2004-2103 time frame down permanently. My site has a 4GB storage limit and I'm now well under that.
I had housecleaner's remorse about a few of those tracks so I am making them into music videos. Below is the third of them; the first is here and the second is here.

Modular Dining from Tom Moody on Vimeo.

Music: "Modular Dining" by Tom Moody, Nov. 3, 2013
Screen-captured art from:
https://www.tommoody.us/archives/2013/12/
Artwork by:
Tom Moody, FAUXreal, dvvidpw, scaryattack, Jules Laplace, Chris Shier, kiptok, dates, GucciSoFlosy, deaniebabie, dump.fm

"Fog Computing (Drum Solo)" (video)

Have been gradually moving my older tunes over to Bandcamp.
Not all of them -- after a hard listen I took quite a few tracks from the 2004-2103 time frame down permanently. My site has a 4GB storage limit and I'm now well under that.
I had housecleaner's remorse about a few of those tracks so I am making them into music videos. Below is the second of them; the first is here.

Fog Computing (Drum Solo) from Tom Moody on Vimeo.

Music: "Fog Computing (Drum Solo)" by Tom Moody, Nov. 29, 2013.

Screen-captured art from:
tommoody.us/archives/2013/11/
and
tommoody.us/archives/2013/09/

Artwork by:
Tom Moody, FAUXreal, pfifferking, SeacrestCheadle, sucrete, footbath, Twisted Tools, frankhats, dump.fm

"Post-Prefab" (video)

Have been gradually moving my older tunes over to Bandcamp.
Not all of them -- after a hard listen I took quite a few tracks from the 2004-2103 time frame down permanently. My site has a 4GB storage limit and I'm now well under that.
I had housecleaner's remorse about a few of those tracks so I am making them into music videos. Here is one of them:

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Post-Prefab from Tom Moody on Vimeo.

Music: "Post-Prefab" by Tom Moody, Oct. 26, 2013
Screen-captured art from:
https://www.tommoody.us/archives/2013/10/
Artwork by:
Tom Moody, Samantha, pretzel, FAUXreal, glasspopcorn, ice, plams, Rene Abythe, footbath, Ryz, anndunham, swoop, AGT528, grass, dump.fm

John Pomara, "Digital Debris" exhibit at Barry Whistler, Dallas, TX, Oct-Nov 2020

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Eric Shaw writes about painter John Pomara in Glasstire, the Texas online art magazine. An excerpt from his essay:

The artist had a revelatory moment in 2011 when he discovered a website spazzing out, creating picture mash-ups that captured his imagination. He screen-saved like mad for two days before the resident web-master stuck a savvy thumb in the download dike.

That spurred Pomara to learn just enough coding to frack his own on-screen picture streams. He now captures these pastiche beasts, and reconfigures them still more by layering and, occasionally — for the love of white — by pouring on bleach. This wipes out structured sections of his fragmented pictures, reclaiming drip-technique appearances we naturally attribute to Neo Ex and Ab Ex exemplaries.

Ever since Lascaux, artists have exploited the misshapen aspects of undersurfaces to inspire figure, line, and shape. Pomara couldn’t be looking at anything less dense than a cave wall, but his strategy’s the same: use the rich diaspora of Lady Chance to guide one’s hand. Make nice with your “mistakes.” Give the glitch a brush and make it paint a wall.

He still roves the rabid lands we see on laptops for found objects — instances of mistaken juxtaposition, errant cropping, or bad coding. His reports on encountering this stuff is uncanny. I’ve never seen it. (Have you?) Pomara sees it all the time. The fates are going to bat for this man it seems.

As Rauschenberg adopted a scavenger’s aesthetic in the ‘50s, utilizing the detritus of city streets and pop culture to create rummage-strewn compositions, Pomara is a Rauschenberg of electron viewscapes. He builds an aesthetic from that world’s flotsam and puts it in canvases and prints — ones that are made through mechanical processes themselves.

I responded with a comment:

Thanks for this in-depth look at Pomara’s work; in all the extensive writing that’s been done on him in the past (catalog essays, newspaper articles, online journalism), his “glitch” processes and the reasons behind them are rarely if ever explained with such detail or passion.
One comment of the author’s surprised me -- that he hadn’t himself seen “instances of mistaken juxtaposition, errant cropping, or bad coding” while surfing the web.
The sellers of smartphones and social media interfaces certainly aim for a “seamless” experience and anyone who actually has one is to be congratulated. My own experience of the web, on a range of devices, with even the fastest connections, is one of half-rendered pages, mistakenly sized fonts, and blinking dropdown menus. There are actually websites and entire communities devoted to the unseamless experience in all its humor and horror. “Annoying.technology,” “The Website Obesity Crisis,” “The Triumphant Rise of the Shitpic” and “In Defense of the Poor Image” are just a few examples.

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I took the photos in this post in the gallery, while the show was up. It's hard to get across the physical presence of the work. Below is a detail (unfortunately grainy) showing the honeycomb aluminum panel and some of the glitch patterning converted from internet to paint.

"March of the Covids" screening at ICOSA Gallery, Austin, TX, documentation

As promised, I am posting some post-show documentation of St Celfer's performance at ICOSA Collective, Austin, TX, on December 12, 2020. The images came from the gallery and other sources. First, a phone shot (rotated to normal orientation) depicting a laptop and large screen monitor streaming the video of the St Celfer/Tom Moody release eleven tracks, a compilation which includes St Celfer's song "March of the Covids" (https://youtu.be/e_zaeQ-SpzQ):

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Next, a couple of pics from the gallery showing the scale and space of the artwork. There were two viewing stations streaming the video:

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And last, "social media reactions" including a blurry close-up and sound excerpt from the video:

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St Celfer and Tom Moody "eleven tracks" Video - excerpt from Tom Moody on Vimeo.

The video as it appeared playing on a device:

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St Celfer and Tom Moody “eleven tracks” Video - excerpt 2 from Tom Moody on Vimeo.

And the video playing in the gallery:

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St Celfer and Tom Moody "eleven tracks" Video - Installation from Tom Moody on Vimeo.

[Note: embedded players -- which I basically hate -- are replaced with links when they move off the blog front page]