Nathaniel Stern - Rippling Images featured at Turbine Art Fair - July 2014

Nathaniel Stern's new "Rippling Images" prints from his ongoing "Compressionism" series will be featured at the Turbine Art Fair in Johanessburg, South Africa.  "Rippling Images" will debut in the United States at Tory Folliard Gallery in October 2014.

Nathaniel Stern explains his "Underwater Performative" prints process:  In my ongoing series of "Compressionism" prints, I strap a desktop scanner, computing device and custom battery pack to my body, and perform images into existence. I might scan in straight, long lines across tables, tie the scanner around my neck and swing over flowers, do pogo-like gestures over bricks, or just follow the wind over water lilies in a pond. The dynamism between my body, technology, and the landscape is transformed into beautiful and quirky renderings, which are then produced as archival artworks.

For Rippling Images, I worked with a team to produce several marine-rated scanner rigs, and performed a new series of digital artworks while scuba diving on a live coral reef off the coast of Florida, among other sites... Everything leaked, everything broke, nothing did what I wanted or expected: and this is precisely what must have happened to finally see the 18 wondrous prints premiering while I'm the featured artist at the Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg, July 17 - 20. At stake are not only the ways we perform our bodies, media, concepts and materials, but also the implications of water and land, life and non-life, that we per-form with every day: as individuals, as a people, and as a part of our habitats. See the video documentation @ (2 minutes, 40 seconds) or listen to an interview on WORT 88.99 FM Morning Buzz show by clicking HERE!