Eric Souther

Video, Code, New Media Art

Search Engine Vision "ISIS", Single Channel Video, 2016

6min 31sec, 1920 x 1080 HD

 

Search Engine Vision "ISIS" explores the semiotic shift of language as transient definitions that form organically Online. The first half of the piece starts with one thousand videos of the "Isis Goddess", as a result of a YouTube search. The search all ready contains the terrorist organization ISIS, however when the search is purely "ISIS" a new group of one thousand videos emerge that starts to deconstruct the Goddess ISIS semiotically and in form.

Install at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art for an exhibition titled Future Talk for ArtPrize 8, 2016, the project is supported by the ArtPrize Artist Seed Grants presented by the Frey Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. Wallpaper design was developed with support from Spread Art and printed at Detroit Wallpaper. The piece won the Juried award for Time-Based Media.

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