Kevin Zucker Steps Up To the Web 2.0 Plate

by Art Fag City on January 22, 2007 · 1 comment Events

Kevin Zucker, Encyclopedia, 2006, Acrylic transfer on Canvas, 96 x 160 inches

I suppose the biographical notes of artists have little to do with their work, but at the same time I loath to omit the fact that at the age of 30, painter Kevin Zucker has already had two solo shows at Mary Boone, with his most recent exhibition, Search Within Results, opening at Greenberg van Doren this past Thursday. I have not yet seen the newest work, but having just been forwarded his artist statement I now know I need to make the trek out.

Made up almost exclusively of links, the 1980 version of this statement would undoubtedly be intolerable as it would consist of footnotes to texts a reader would never look up. The genius of Zucker’s document lies in the fact that it becomes the vast archive that his paintings and drawings depict. I have published it below, as I find the narrative flow of these links not only illuminating and political in nature, but also pretty damn fun.

[Editors note: Apologies for links that run over the blog roll. There is no way to maintain the integrity of the statement and have the format fit within the blogger column width.]

I. Intro
_____A)http://www.gamespot.com/pc/driving/bigrigsotrr/review.html
_______________1)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goFO09RUF4U

II. Morgues
_____A)Wayback Machine http://web.archive.org/collections/web.html
_____B)http://nostalgia.wikipedia.org/wiki/HomePage
_______________1)http://nostalgia.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:ancientpages
_____C)http://mydeathspace.com/smf/index.php?topic=839.0

III. Completists
_____A)Shields http://www.kirchersociety.org/blog/?p=140
_______________1)http://www.soundportraits.org/on-air/worlds_longest_diary/diary_entry1.gif
_____B)Diderot, Chambers, Larousse, Isadore, etc.
_____C)Soane, C.W.Peale, Imperato, Settala, Vincent, Calzolari, surrealists
_____D)Yates, S. http://www.thecolorofpaloalto.com/Content.html
_____E)http://www.orange.fr/bin/frame.cgi?u=http://photos.mappy.com/h/xy?ville=75199056;templ=frame;templ_photo=photo;planville=1;fwdto=/mcxsl/;map_sign=3viy9rC8t/dQmjgsesRu4m7GpVQ2Vj6WvoEz161/NJLd2ZTPmavtakRbW/5oVD9KwAasQkDJLqu
_____F)http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/,Wikipedia, etc.

IV. Crate and Barrel
_____A)http://medien.akbild.ac.at/armin/crates_and_barrels/
_____B)http://www.oldmanmurray.com/features/41.html
_____C)The final shot in Raiders of the Lost Ark

V. Not Quantifiable
_____A)ThematicApperceptionTest
_______________1)http://www.esc.auckland.ac.nz/people/staff/rmel005/thematic_apperception.html
_______________2)http://web.utk.edu/~wmorgan/tat/tattxt.htm
_____B)Microexpressions http://www.artnatomia.net/uk/index.html
_______________1)http://www.cio.com/archive/120104/faces.html
_____C)MMPIhttp://www.pearsonassessments.com/tests/mmpi_2.htm
_____D)PainAssessment http://www.anes.ucla.edu/pain/assessment_tools.html
_____E)OAV questionnaire (measures consciousness impairment along axes such as “oceanic boundlessness,” “visionary restructuralization”and“dread of ego dissolution”)
_____F)LeBrun,conference sur l'expression générale et particulière
_____G)Rorschachcheatshttp://www.deltabravo.net/custody/rorschach.php

VI. Placeholders
_____A) Language
_______________1)LoremIpsum http://www.perbang.dk/orcapia.cms?aid=101
_________________________a.http://lorem-ipsum.perbang.dk/
_______________2)asdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asdf
_______________3)http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/ucs/examples/quickbrown.txt
_______________4)etaoin shrdlu http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_262a.html
_______________5)metasyntacticvariable http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metasyntactic_variable
_____B) Models
_______________1)UtahTeapot http://www.sjbaker.org/teapot/
_______________2)StanfordBunny http://www.gvu.gatech.edu/people/faculty/greg.turk/bunny/bunny.html
_______________3)CornellBox http://www.graphics.cornell.edu/online/box/
_______________4)etc. http://www-graphics.stanford.edu/data/3Dscanrep/
_____C) Images
_______________1)Suzanne
_______________2)Lenna http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~chuck/lennapg/lenna.shtml
_________________________a.http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~chuck/nsipg/nsi.html
_______________3)more test images
_________________________a.http://www.personal.rdg.ac.uk/~sis04djt/image/
_________________________b.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_test_image
_________________________c.http://www.personal.rdg.ac.uk/~sis04djt/image/
_____D) Facial recognition datasets
_______________1)http://vismod.media.mit.edu/vismod/demos/facerec/basic.html
_______________2)http://dailyburrito.com/projects/facerecog/FaceRecReport.html
_______________3)http://www.imagequery.net/face1/imageHunt65/library/
_______________4)http://www.facedetection.com/facedetection/datasets.htm

VII. The Appearance of Meaning
_____A)http://www.physics.nyu.edu/faculty/sokal/transgress_v2/transgress_v2_singlefile.html
_______________1)http://www.physics.nyu.edu/faculty/sokal/
_____B)http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/

III.Varieties of Religious Experience
_____A) Art Bell/ George Noory
_______________1)Mel's Hole http://turbo.peteronline.net/melshole/
_________________________a.http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=melshole14m&date=20020414

VIII.(Approaching) Eternity
_____A)Correction: An article in Science Times on Tuesday about a new exhibition of mechanical puzzles at Indiana University included an incorrect estimate from a collector for the time it would take to solve his 65-piece Chinese ring puzzle. At a rate of one move per second, the 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 moves would take nearly 585 billion years, not 56
billion.”http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F1081FF63F5B0C768EDDAE0894DE404482
_____B)“kill screens”
http://www.twingalaxies.com/index.aspx?c=19&id=1165

IX. Science Fiction
_____A)Burgess, The End of The World News
_____B)Sterling et al.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Twilight_Zone_episodes
_____C)Borges
_______________1)“The impious maintain that nonsense is normal in the Library and that the reasonable (and even humble and pure coherence) is an almost miraculous exception.”
_______________2)An English Version of the Oldest Songs in the World

X.Worse Than the Disease
_____A)http://www.virtuallybetter.com/environ.htm
_____B)Dacryphiliahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacryphilia
_______________1)http://www.deviantdesires.com/dcforum/DCForumID9/64.html
_____C)Propranololhttp://www.hno.harvard.edu/gazette/2004/03.18/01-ptsd.html

XI. Illusion
_____A) Croy, O.R., Leichte Fototricks Fuer Jedermann, Halle; Wilhelm
Knapp,
1937
_____B)http://www.amazing-optical-illusions.com/index2new.htm
_____C)Ames
Roomhttp://www.psychologie.tu-dresden.de/i1/kaw/diverses%20Material/www.illusionworks.com/html/ames_room.html
_______________1)http://www.errolmorris.com/commercials/quaker_ames.html
_____D)Anaglyphs http://www.d3.com/flash/gallery2.html
_____E)http://matemilano.mat.unimi.it/visita/tour.htm
_____F)http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=caa1785fa791f9ec2c861d15c8fdfe05
_____G)http://www.korthalsaltes.com/

XII. Practical F/X
_____A)http://youtube.com/watch?v=oWLPIT-geTs
_____B)http://www.guggenheim.org/exhibitions/hbp_huyghe/

XIII. Modern Art
_____A)Sketchuphttp://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/search?q=sculpture&btnG=Search&start=84
_______________1)http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=86210dada901d828c8fa1bac10c58a93
_______________2)http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=74770661d202401886f9b439bcc4296
_____B) Second Life
_______________1)http://www.stanford.edu/~segerman/2ndlife.html
_______________2)http://sl-art-news.blogspot.com/
_______________3)http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmirliss/sets/72157594327190749/show/
_______________4)http://www.sluniverse.com/pics/Snapshots.aspx?type=tag&tag=sculpture

XIV. Architecture of the Apocalypse (RH)
_____A)Blitz
_______________1)http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1560757
_______________2)http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=162093
_____B) NY http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1295493
_______________1)http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=130434
_____C)Titanic http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=2098339
_____D)Tricorn
Centrehttp://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=168312

XV. Ideas Are Places, Too
_____A)http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/info_landscapes.html
_____B)http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/web_forager_large.jpg
_____C)http://www.cs.unm.edu/%7Edlchao/flake/doom/

XVI.Bewersdorf, Google Image/ Flickr Definitions, e.g.:
_____A)http://images.google.com/images?client=safari&rls=en&q=tragedy&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi
_____B)http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=cliche

XVII. Some Perils of Translation
_____A)http://www.lyons42.com/seminars/HofstPunsAndHumor.html
_____B)http://www.yisongyue.com/shaney/
_____C)http://www.fabjectory.com/index.php/secondlife/
_____D)http://72.14.209.104/search?q=cache:MSsbBSaGTikJ:www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/~gritchie/papers/lrec06.pdf+jape+martin+joke&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=3&client=safari
_____E)http://www.unc.edu/~mumukshu/gandhi/gandhi/hofstadter.htm

XVIII. Error/ Exception
_____A)404
_______________1)http://www.smackthemouse.com/error404#h2-12
_______________2)http://www.plinko.net/404/area404.asp
_____B)SoDs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_of_Death
_____C)http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html
_____D)http://www.appleerrorcodes.com/

XIX. US Social Realism
_____A)WalterMurchhttp://images.google.com/images?ndsp=18&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&client=safari&rls=en&q=+site:
www.fulltable.com+walter+murch

[”¦]

–. Conclusion
_____A)Beige http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn2013
_____B)Deuxexmachina http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StaplesProductDisplay?prodCatType=0&storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&productId=130700&cmArea=SEARCH
_____C)Beckett MMPORG “Recently, members of the community have noted that it can be difficult to find other players in The Matrix: Mega City,” read the message to players. “The current level of population density can limit opportunities for socializing with other players which are such a key part of our worlds…”http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/matrixonline/news.html?sid=6130058&mode=all

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