FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Media Art
Electronic Language International Festival
‘gif_me_a_break’ incorporates abstract animations from the evolving HomoBot drawing project on Twitter @jtwinedotcom as well as remixed screen captures from web works by ‘jtwine. com’ and animated line drawings from various pen and ink series such as resist, mixed feelings, pillars of society, meta dudes, boxots, OMG and others, all executed between 2016 and 2018. ‘gif_me_a_ break’ is part of an ongoing gif-animation exploration project using bitingly ironic animations to reflect on the state of the world in general as well as on internet culture and the fabricated offline world, where the wild has been substituted by ones and zeroes.
Jurgen Trautwein holds a Master’s degree from the University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany. He lives and works in San Francisco, USA. His work has been shown in museums, galleries, non-profit spaces and festivals around the world.