My practice is concerned with the duality of technology, specifically its pharmacological nature. Originating from the writings of Bernard Stiegler, my work explores technology as Pharmakon, or its [Technology’s] ability to be simultaneously the poison and the cure. My work directs its venomous results as symptomatic of Neoliberal influences. By using programmable electronics, digital fabrication, and time-based media, my work asks questions in which technology can simultaneously be the solution, and the problem. Using a mixture of humor, personal narrative, and aesthetic decisions inspired by 80s dystopic media, my work presents the audience/ participant with an experience. Each machine runs it’s script endlessly, and obediently, it’s routine comparable to the consumer, the prisoner, or patient.
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New media artist Devlin Caldwell’s work is concerned with the ambiguous nature of Technology. His work engages with disciplines such as digital fabrication, programmable electronics, sound, video, performance, and the open source community. The goal of his work is to provide an engaging experience and communicate the duality of technology under the Neoliberal project. His artwork started in intaglio printmaking and has been shown across North America. He holds a B.F.A in Studio Art with concentrations in Printmaking and Digital Experimental Media from Kansas State University, and an M.F.A in Studio Art with a concentration in Art + Technology from the University of Florida.
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