1997 FEB 20
"The abandoned car calls for an awareness, culture,
band and people who have not yet arisen to claim it as their
abandoned car is a result of the creative collaboration
of four talented individuals, each bringing a specific technical
and creative input to the project. By their collaboration this
Web site exists, perhaps, simply to exist; it is wonderfully
creative in spirit.
Here you will find imagery by photographer Peter Beverstock, with
computer program support by Colin Millar, and Web page design and
treatments by Roy Parkhurst. Art direction and text is by Harvey
"Seduction of the vehicle: to go, to pass, to leave,
to journey beyond. To sample and taste a world made virtual
by the ecstasy of movement. Virilio: travel as a form of
cinema. Travel reassures us of the solidity of our bodies
as we watch a vanished world."
"The task of communicating with one another has never
been so difficult. We speak, write and see each other with
such regularity that it often seems that no exchange, even
between virtual presences, takes place. We lack awareness,
not news or information."
An abandoned car
becomes a metaphor of abandonment and alienation in a modern society.
By a considered presentation, the message and the medium become one.
Artist Brent Scott
employs different means to the same end. Brent has constructed his
Web site to mirror some of the excitement and surprise of his original
live art performances -- a virtual performance.
"This work raises questions and concerns about control
and power. It explores relationships and responses to the
spectacles of society. These spectacles are recontextualized
in images and performances intended as visual
Multimedia installation and performance artist Brent Scott explores
technology, social, political, and cultural subjects in creative
visual and live performance art. The performances are a multimedia
extravaganza of light, sight, color, sound and action, and Brent
has posted scenes from a number of these performances at his Web
The site is extensive with lots of images and intelligent, meticulous
notes and text from performances and projects the artist is engaged
in. An unusual and creative navigation map at this site adds a sense
of surprise to the experience.
"manINFESTation took place at the Trans Hudson Gallery
in Jersey City, New Jersey, in July of 1995. It consisted of a
three-part performance, several images, and two
Image clips from the Web site of the artist.
Used by permission.
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