Dalhousie Art Gallery 2002
© Texts : Gary Kibbins
© Images : the artists
Director and Producer: David Clark
Writer, Collages, Sound Design, Animation: David
Flash Animation, Collaborators: Rob Whynot, Randy
Voiceover: Neil Thompson
Publication: Semaphor Design
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Clark is a media artist and filmmaker who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Born in Calgary, Alberta, he received a BFA from the Nova Scotia College
of Art and Design in 1985 and a MFA from The School of the Art Institute
of Chicago in 1989. He also attended the Whitney Museum Independent
Study Program in 1989 - 1990.
video and film work has won awards at the Tokyo International Video
Festival, The Chicago International Film Festival, the Atlantic Film
Festival and the FILE2002 Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His work has
been screened at film, new media, and video festivals and museums around
the world including Impakt, Viper, The European Media Arts Festival,
Images, Split Film Festival, Dallas Video Festival, Montreal Festival
of New Cinema and New Media, Montbeliard, Local Heros, and the Pacific
Film Archives. His work has also screened on Canadian Television on
Bravo! and The Space Channel.
work has been included in the major touring surveys Young Contemporaries
‘97 and Flaming Creatures as well as in ‘Conjurer in the
Machine’: a survey of international experimental film, video,
and new media, Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas.
has received numerous awards and grants including the first MTT/Nova
Scotia Arts Council New Media Prize (2001). He currently teaches Film
and New Media at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax.
The Difficulty of Being Gilbert (Short Digital Video)
2000 Chemical Vision (Installation)
My Heart the Bureaucrat(with Nelson Henricks)
The Chance Encounter (Installation/CD-ROM)
Maxwell's Demon(Feature Film)
The Bones of Napier (Installation/CD-ROM)
1997 Albert's Diner (Short Film)
1997 GaGe (CD-ROM)
1995 Breeze (Rock Video for Rebecca
Broken Crowns(49 min. Videotape)
The ILL ID and the ODD SEA (19 min. Videotape)
1987 Rumblesphinx (13 min. Videotape)
Is for Apple
interactive by David Clark
collaboration with Rob Whynot, Randy Knott, Ron Gervais
is for Apple is an interactive work that investigates a cryptography
of the apple. Using an ever expanding series of associative links, the
work looks for hidden meanings, coincidences and insights that stem
from the apple. This leads to a vast web of references from western
metaphysics, popular culture, the history of cryptography, ideas of
language, and psychoanalytic theory.
was constructed using the paradigm of collage. Paper collages were
used as seeds for photoshop images, and then, in collaboration with
flash animators Rob Whynot, Randy Knott, and Ron Gervais, animated
and interactive pages were made. The installation portion of the exhibition
includes a large map of the project, 14 of the original collage drawings
and 14 photoshop images. The web site Aisforapple.net has been online
since March 15, 2002.
is for Apple has been or will be screened at the followed venues:
Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada, March 2002
Seoul Net Festival, Seoul, Korea, July 2002 <FINALIST>
File2002 Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 2002 <FIRST
Split 2002 Festival of New Film, Split, Croatia, September
Montreal Festival of New Cinema and New Media, October 2002
International Festival of New Media, Brodenell, PEI, October
<BEST ATLANTIC PRODUCTION , BEST SOUND DESIGN, BEST PERSONAL/INDEPENDANT
Hexa Web Net Project, Media_City Seoul, 2nd Biennial of Media
Pixxelpoint, Nova Gorica, Slovenia. November 2002
Fluxus: International Film Festival at Internet, Brazil, November
Exhibition; Transparent Technologies Symposium, Connecticut
College, New London, USA, February 2003
Dalhousie Art Gallery 2002
(click for bigger A is for Apple map)