Paul Goodfellow

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FABLED EYE ACCOMMODATES REVELATION is an art system that highlights the combinatory possibilities of language in ʻdigital systemsʼ, and our collusion in such distributed literal systems in society, (such as google). It questions the ascendency of the image by contrasting screen-based outputs and hand screen-printed outputs from the system. This piece directly confronts Marshall McLuhanʼs idea of "The medium is the message" in the sense that the form of a medium embeds itself in the message, creating a symbiotic relationship by which the medium influences how the message is perceived. The artist is interested in how the viewer’s response to communication, transported through text and phrases, is mediated by the medium. The work consists of a computer that randomly generates phrases in real-time with a set of screen-printed prints of phrases that were randomly generated, using the same computer algorithm. The physical quality of the screen-printed work and a challenging palette of colours have the potential to act as visual interference to the message. A version of FABLED EYE ACCOMMODATES REVELATION was exhibited as part of the group show Teaser at Baltic 39, curated by Christine Borland, (May-June, 2012). The work consists of Computer, cables, computer program, midi controllers, and screen prints.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 30 Jun 2012


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