Thomas Arthur Schaefer
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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Girlfriend Small Ball

I got my casting information from BRAVO last night for their Work of Art program. Had the option of traveling to Chicago, LA or NYC to interview (nothing near at all). So I jumped online and forced myself to purchase a round trip ticket for NYC that I'll be using end of this month. It was my best option given location and timing and people I know in the city.

So over the next 2 weeks plus, I need to bust ass and get all my work collected into a book I can present live and also port to DVD in jpeg format. I have a feeling I'm going to be doing a lot of studio photos to put together a reasonable ensemble of my different bodies of work. A good portion of the work has been photographed but there are some things that haven't. There will probably be 6-8 main bodies I'll focus on and then I'll see which ones I'll present finally. My motto is the more the better. You can always get cut short while presenting work, but I've never run into the problem of running out of work to show. It's just how I do things. I'm also trying to find a kind soul to put me up for a few nights while I'm in NYC too... we'll see which Facebook friends step up. I'm frantic now... I never thought this casting call would come down so damned quick.

So... Barker was taking photos of his scrambled television the other day. Very much akin to how I've been tracking down and looking at degraded encoded video files. I really liked this one that he pulled so I wanted to play with it a bit.

I got Barker on the phone last night for a number of reasons, but one reason was to ask him about the logistics of his TV set-up to achieve these effects. He informed me that he was using a rabbit ear digital tuner, but that his living space is in such a place that doesn't receive the best signals. So he ends up with this scrambled view of things. What was most interesting is that he said the picture would get stuck with an image like this on it for a few minutes. I had figured it was a moving pattern of distortion but it's static and changes every so often. Pretty rad television I think. He mentioned he was watch women's swimming or something to that affect.

1 comment:

Aaron Barker said...

fuckin rad dude!