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“Lossy Process” : Sean Ripple

  • Co-Lab Projects @ Springdale General 1023 Springdale Road, Suite 1B Austin, TX, 78721 United States (map)
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Lossy Process
Sean Ripple
April 6th - 27th, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6th, 7-11pm
Performances during Fusebox Festival: April 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2-2:30pm
Open Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6pm

Read On Sean Ripple’s Lossy Process an essay by Anna Gallagher-Ross

Lossy Process is an exhibition that features approximately two hundred six-second video collages that have been created over the course of three years using mobile app video editing suites. These video collages, which were originally created to be streamed on social media sites, will undergo a transcoding of sorts in IRL viewing space through a simple act of recontextualization. In addition to the collages, there will be a number of recently completed video essays by the artist and a series of performances that are intended to function like advertising for the video content on display.

Sean Ripple is an artist, writer, and curator based in Austin, TX. His projects are often improvisational and interventionist in nature and rely heavily on social media and the Internet to frame the outcomes of a feverish dedication to an idea. Recent projects have explored a perceived lack of commitment to interactivity and participation across a number of digital platforms as well as the destabilization of meaning that seems to trail technological innovation and advancement. His work has been featured in regional publications including …might be good, Glasstire, Austin American Statesman, and Conflict of Interest.