September 16, 2004
Turbulence Spotlight: "ASCII BUSH" by Yoshi Sodeoka
ASCII BUSH is an ascii video rendition of two State of the Union
addresses–one delivered by George W. Bush on January 12, 2003 (just
before the Iraq war); the other by his father, George H.W. Bush, on
March 6, 1991 (right after Operation Desert Storm). The goal of the
project is to "find some artistic meaning in the dreadful and painfully
long US presidents' speeches, and to investigate the idea of recycling
and making art out of the debris of our culture."
Yoshi Sodeoka is a New York based artist and musician who has been
producing both art and commercial projects for over a decade. His
interactive digital artwork has been featured on numerous CD-ROMs and
Web sites and in exhibitions at the San Francisco MoMA, Whitney Museum
of American Art, Design Museum, Germany and Art & Design Museum Brazil.
In addition, Sodeoka has lectured widely on the topic of digital art and
design, and has juried design awards for Art Director's Club, New York
and the One Club. He was a contributing writer for Artbyte magazine for
which he wrote a bi-monthly column about underground digital culture.
Prior to that, he was the founding art director of Word.com, one of the
Web's oldest and most influential e-zines, which launched in 1995.
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