Dark Euphoria: Unclassified Media [Website]

Goodwin, Mitch (2011) Dark Euphoria: Unclassified Media [Website]. [Artefact]

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Abstract

The pages within this blog site represent the artist's statements and corresponding theoretical background to the exhibition, Dark Euphoria – Unclassified Media, by media artist Mitch Goodwin. The exhibition was staged at the eMerge Media Space in Townsville, between Monday February 13 and Friday March 30 2012.

The website as an accompaniment to the exhibition explores the darker tendencies of the contemporary digital aesthetic and the larger meta-narrative of the mass media network in this period of millennial change. While the exhibition space has long shifted into its next shape the exhibition's ancillary web content endures as both archive and agent the artist's ongoing investigation into millennial culture and the links and synergies with the previous century's techno-futurist obsessions.

Research Statement

Research Background The website, Dark Euphoria: Unclassified Media is a reserach site and theoretical backgrounding to the exhibition of the same name. Each art work in the exhibit was accompanied by a didactic featuring a QR Code and four images illustrating the aesthetic – and cultural – progression of the work. The didactic's QR code pointed the viewer to the relevant page on this website. The written content on the site relates to the key theoretical areas as discussed in the artist's PhD thesis, Dark Euphoria – The Neo Gothic Narrative of 20th Century Techno Culture.
Research Contribution The website explores the darker tendencies of the contemporary digital aesthetic and the larger meta-narrative of the mass media network in this period of millennial change. Featuring technical breakdowns and theoretical breakdowns of Goodwin's photography, video remixes of contemporary screen culture, multi-channel video works, image manipulation, glitch art and electronic music.
Research Significance The website explored new ideas pertaining to contemporary digital aesthetics and the evolution of digital media art at the turn of the 21st century. It also provides other researchers an insight into the creative practice of the author's formerly exhibited works and his influences.
Item ID: 26403
Item Type: Artefact
Keywords: milleniamodernity, dark euphoria, glitch, aesthetics, digital media, video art, video assemblage, scream, google, futurism, techno-culture
Media of Output: Website
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Date Deposited: 24 May 2013 06:18
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190103 Art Theory @ 30%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190203 Electronic Media Art @ 30%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies @ 40%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 40%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950205 Visual Communication @ 30%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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