Dark Euphoria Series

Goodwin, Mitch (2011) Dark Euphoria Series.

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Abstract

A central component to Mitch Goodwin's creative response to what Bruce Sterling (2009) has predetermined as the next decade's gothic high-tech tone: Dark Euphoria, is the artist's photographic series by the same name. These large A2 size printed images are heavily manipulated to exploit the textural and colour relationships present in the properties of the original image.

Research Statement

Research Background The dark euphoric moment as noted by Bruce Sterling is upon us. In his keynote address at Reboot 11 in Copenhagen in 2009, Sterling described the condition as the reverse of the previous century’s rapid evolutionary progress – in the future “the actual objective situation looks more like this: no money, scarcity, financial collapse, collapsed states, general precarity, an energy crisis, low intensity global warfare, and a rapid advancing climate crisis” (Sterling 2009).
Research Contribution But what is the tone and colour of such a perilous state? Goodwin's image series, Dark Euphoria, like the exhibition's namesake is an effort to respond to these theme visually through the means of photography and software based manipulation. Where the artist's "Glitch Series" was an experiment in machine based image manipulation, this series is an attempt to find and exploit the darker properties in the photographic image.
Research Significance These images belong in the genre of abstract impressionism, but in a digital context. They are explorations of colour and form as they pertain to the acquisition of the original image via digital means, the manipulation of the granular properties of the image on the screen via a software interface and the eventual outcome on traditional printed paper. The hanging of these images in a gallery, while accessible and aesthetically pleasing, is a subversion of the image's original construct and representative of the leakages of "the darkness" across all mainstream genres of contemporary and popular art production.
Item ID: 26538
Item Type: Artefact
Media of Output: Digital print on metallic coated paper (A2)
Keywords: dark euphoria, bruce sterling, gothic high-tech, futurism, photo manipulation, mitch goodwin
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This series was exhibited at Dark Euphoria: Unclassified Media Exhibition, eMerge Media Space, Townsville, 21 October 2011 - March 2012. Please see http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/26404

Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2013 04:55
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