Gabin Cortez Chance
A multi layered, and distorted Video dissecting and critiquing the United States NSA spying programs. Using an overload of visual information similar to the NSA meta data collection practices to tell a abstract narrative of a Orwellian magnitude. With the idea that some Science Fiction writers (Phillip K. Dick…etc) might have not been so far off in their predictions of the future. And how in a digital world, everything(including nature) is now mediated to us, and is vulnerable to digital distortion, and corrupted files. And that maybe these distorted, and damaged images can have a new life in a different context. And under a different light can enter the world of the Hyper-real. A world of Simulacrum.
Gabin Cortez Chance
Artist for self
All though I’ve been working primarily in digital media for several years now. I’ve always felt my creative process is more akin to the cave painters of prehistoric Spain, and France. I like to feel as if I’m doing some sort of Magical act. Some sort of Shaman like Ritual connecting me to another dimension, something beyond myself. Rather than creating just another Cultural commodity to be bought, sold, or invested in like Pork Bellies, or Oranges. Sensory stimulation is important to my art, but it is only one facet of what I’m trying to do. My Art must have some kind of Political, and Philosophical(usually one and the same) direction. It must be about the now, looking through the lens of the past, progressing to the future. For me the Digital is my Magic wand of the Hyper-Real, and my Simulacrum of Geist. How could this be for sale. It is a Gift assembled from the best parts of other Gifts. From a long line of Artists,Thinkers, Witch Doctors, and Prophets going all the way back to those afore mentioned Caves. And probably even before that.
Fresno Community College, in Fresno, California 95-97 99-00
Studied Fine Art(Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture), and Music(Jazz and Classical Composition, Theory, and Performance).
School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
Diploma 05′, 5th year Certificate 06′
Focusing in Video, Performance, Printmaking, and Drawing
Prior international Video Festival Exhibitions:
CologneOFF X (Germany)2014
DYSTOPIA MiniKunstFestiva (NL) 2014
danube VIDEOART festival Austria/2013
Non Grata Video Art festival Estonia/2007
Distillery open Studios Boston/2014, 2013, 2012, 2011