David Clark

a is for apple

Abstract:
Aisforapple.net is a flash website project that uses the hypertext linking of interactive work to investigate a cryptography or hermeneutics of the the apple. Using an ever expanding series of associative links, the work looks for hidden meanings, coincidences and insights that all stem from the apple. The image of the apple leads to references and ideas borrowing from Western Metaphysics, popular culture, the history of cryptography, ideas of language, and psychoanalysis. The was constructed using the paradigm of collage. First paper collages were made that became the basis for photoshop images. And then, in collaboration with flash animators Rob Whynot, Randy Knott, and Ron Gervais, animated and interactive pages were made. The installation portion of the exhibition includes a large map of the project, 14 of the orginal collage drawings and 14 photoshop images. A catalogue and CD-ROM are also available.

Biography:
David Clark is a media artist who lives in Halifax, Canada, interested in experimental narrative form and the cinematic use of the internet. He has produced work for the internet, narrative films, and gallery installations. He produced the interactive narrative works: “88 Constellations for Wittgenstein”, “Meanwhile” and “A is for Apple” (which won the top prize at FILE 2002). Marina Roy is an artist who lives in Vancouver, Canada, and makes images, objects, and animations. She collaborates on performances and videos and has a writing practice in the form of essays and book publications.