September 8 - October 6, 2012
Final Boss of the Internet creates work that aims to re-contextualize the language of our new digital environment. This is done by re-defining spatial relationships through the viewers’ physical reaction to hypnotic repetition and visuals tied to internet language. Using imagery, typography, and sound specific to internet culture, the work included in the exhibition implies a narrative specific to the viewers’ familiarity with its visuals. The show’s main two-channel video installation combines loaded imagery circulated via social blogging sites, such as Tumblr, with original imagery amalgamated together in an effort to question meaning and perception. Additionally, the video is projected on a screen with physical depth, in effect bridging the divide between physical and digital objects.
Kris Pierce is an artist and animator living and working in Fort Worth, Texas. Pierce earned a B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of North Texas, and is co-founder of the Fort Worth-based experimental art collective HOMECOMING! Forthcoming projects include a public art component included in where is the power at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts. In addition, he is Art Director of video content for Funimation Entertainment, North America’s largest publisher of Japanese Animation.