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Structural Myopia

Every image or sequence of images in a mediated art form can suggest a way of seeing and relating to the world. In many ways the experience of art is its ability to cling to the imagination and memory of a viewer despite a lack of specific reference for the audience. Whether it is a combination of formal compositional or visual elements, the handling of physical materials, or pure chance is hard to know. It is nearly always necessary for us to "see" or experience a phenomenon before it can be contemplated, interpreted, studied, and/or understood. Our human desire to create cosmologies fumbles around in this same darkness.

Electronic and technology-driven art seems to be a natural extension of our interaction with the commercial media culture. We perceive visual and audio stimuli constantly and subsequently our sanity and ability to function requires human beings to constantly raise their threshold of awareness. What is missed because of this endless stream of sound and vision? My work explores the processes of perception and how we give meaning and priority to those experiences. I also find the living presence and interplay of these pure visual and aural forms to be a powerful and seductive experience. It creates a dynamic space in and of itself without the necessity of reference to metaphor at all.
collection:2005 | date added:2005-03-27 | enter project

lane last : about

Lane Last is a media artist based in Union City, Tennessee. He is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Tennessee - Martin in the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts and the Director of the New Media Stream Project. Lane holds an MFA and a BS - Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with primary concentrations in Painting, Video, and New Media, though he has worked in Film Production, Performance Art, Installation / Non-Static Forms, and Printmaking. He was previously on the faculty at Mount Senario College in Ladysmith, Wisconsin and Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois his hometown. Lane has been exhibiting his animations and media works in international venues and competitions for the past two years. He has also been exhibiting his paintings in international, national, and regional museums and galleries for the past 14 years. His works can be found in public and private collections across the U.S., Korea, and Japan. Though Tennessee is now his home, Lane has lived and worked in New York City, Los Angeles, and Madison, Wisconsin.

lane last : awards & exhibitions

2005 Art and Science, Telecom Future Center, Venice, Italy
2005 Island Film and Video Festival, Prenelle Gallery, London, U.K.
2005 Hong Kong Artists Biennale, Hong Kong, China
2005 ArtSPACE, Atlanta, Georgia
2005 Flying Solo, Arts in the Airport, Nashville, International Airport, Nashville, Tennessee
2005 iDMAa iDEAs, The International Digital Media and Arts Association, Orlando, Florida
2004 netartopen,, funded by the Irish Arts Council, Dublin, Ireland
2004 Singular Identities, India Habitat Center, New Dehli, India
2004 First International Exhibit of Digital Art Orilla #4, Museo de Arte Contemporeneo,
Cultura de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Sante Fe, Argentina