'Painting' Sites, 2000-01

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I made this piece at work. I was interested in what the internet would give me if I entered 'painting' into a search engine. I was using Altavista. There was no image search at that time, so it was all regular web pages. I can't remember why, but I didn't click and drag the gifs onto my desktop; instead I took a screen shot of each site as soon as it began loading--often before it had finished loading the image properly--and then opened it in Photoshop and cropped out the painting. I output all the images to betacam and then assembled the piece on tape. The audio track was a fairy tale I wrote and read.

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