I have a piece in the upcoming Framework Foundation Timeraiser. It’s a great cause and concept. In a nutshell it’s an art auction. Bidders bid their time as professionals. It isn’t a statement about how time is money. Rather, it’s a great way to get new people involved with worthy organizations which simultaneously supporting the arts.

The (juried) selection this year looks really good. Actually, Sanaz has a photograph in the auction too! The printed materials are already out, but, at the time of writing, the website is a little behind. Check out frameworkfoundation.ca to learn more about what they do, though.

My piece is from an ongoing series I’ve been working on called “The Corruption of Art” – an ongoing series of digital images, some of which have been realized as chromagenic prints. The origins of the work are for the most part analog: drawings, documentation of artworks and reference material, since digitized to become part of the artist’s filesystem. Through deliberate manipulation of the file structure, the images have become corrupted – their meaning annihilated, their raw content reconfigured. They make structure apparent to the point where it becomes the subject of the work, twofold: structure as an encoded sequence that is ordinarily hidden, and structure as it conforms to the formal artistic canon. In altering the raw digital material, almost everything recognizable is lost, which speaks largely to the fagility of our encoded reality, and directly to concerns of representation, fidelity, and permanence.

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This is the blog of Andrew Mallis, a Toronto-born, San Francisco-based polymedia artist. I work in new(er) media with code, photography and electronics, and in traditional media by writing, drawing & painting.