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Ryder Ripps

Surveillance Portraiture

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Ryder Ripps is a conceptual artist who uses the internet like a painter uses paint. He takes web based technologies and manipulates them in ways that often reveal hidden natures of our complex relationship with the internet. His new project, Surveillance Portraiture, captures subjects from an unannounced, unseen eye. The result raises more questions about the ubiquity of surveillance than it does offer answers, but therein lies much of the power of Ripps’ work. Instead of simply interviewing Ripps, we decided to collaborate with him, presenting Surveillance Portraiture alongside his take on the piece, and his motivations in creating it.

 

Film Short: NeueHouse Media for NeueJournal

KAARI UPSON —
CASTRATION ANXIETY

Reformation

Artwork by Kaari Upson | NeueJournal Issue 1

The artistry of Kaari Upson lies in recycling, repurposing and reframing. She has an eye for the subtly peculiar, and knack for throwing a spotlight on it, imbuing what might seem unworthy of attention with uncanny weight and intrigue. That is, Upson’s art is, in some ways, as much about process as it is product — as much about her intense, sometimes obsessive, focus on a subject as it is about the subject itself. Here, for NeueJournal’s inaugural print publication, she reforms the surfaces of an empty Las Vegas house.

 

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All images courtesy of Kaari Upson Studio