Fred Dibnah: A Study Of Working Class Light

RND// To consider a study of the Northern, Working Class light in much loved BBC TV series starring Fred Dibnah. Pessimistic interpretations of the industrial revolution have led to the popular acceptance of what R.M. Hartwell terms the “theory of immiseration” – a belief that unrestrained capitalism was making the rich richer and the poor … Read more

The Creepy, Empty And Uncanny World Of (Dead) Tactical Multiplayer Shooter “Ground Branch”

RND/ To imagine PC screenshot art / virtual photography of a creepy, empty and uncanny world of (possibly Undead On Arrival) tactical™ multiplayer shooter called “Ground Branch”: 1920 x 1080 .jpg With its souless, dead eyed character models, its deep shadows, largely featureless universe, bizarre poses and janky physics, Ground Branch delights in a sinister … Read more

Virtual Photography Exhibit: Global Videogame Capitalism and its Existential Threat

RND// in which you spent a year or more collating and editing images with what you term ‘that special shine’ – in other words “Hypertography: abstract conceptual images rendering strange the depthless virtual paradise of Global Videogame Capitalism (aka Ludocapitalism) – its hyperreal spectacle, its symbolic fiction and existential threat.” A ludic simulation: That is, … Read more

Public Domain Retro Comic Pop Art

RND/ to consider pop art posters based on nicely cheesy, public domain retro comics mostly 2688×3840, .jpg, cleaned up in Gimp Notes arising: this project took a little too long to complete for my liking; along the way, I found myself thinking that making art is deathly boring. Thing is, I’ve not the imagination to … Read more