sue berg
Since the beginning
Works in Torrington,Ct Canada

Artist Statement> BarronvonBerg
McLuhan said, 'The printed book has encouraged artists to reduce all formsof expression as much as possible to the single descriptive and narrative plane of the printed word.' To the artist, the artist statement further boxes in the vastness of artistic expression. With this said, and to the extent that we can describe our work:

We believe in artmaking as a snapshot of a moment in our lives. We react to the events and interactions that surround us. If you listen to old Rolling Stones music you may wonder why such a song was written at such a time. The fact remains it was written at that time because circumstances caused it to be. What would Mick Jagger say if he were pressed to describe any given song or the motives behind his craft?
We believe in art as social commentary. Although we never spoon-feed the viewer with content, it is there nonetheless. We work within a field of possibilities that require the viewer to think. Our work at times uses technological forms that are often misinterpreted as gadgetry; if one looks beyond the surface, our message is clear. Art consumers are accustomed to traditional mediums; they know how to approach and evaluate them. New Media requires a breaking down of preconceived notions. The subtle (and, at times, not so subtle) political aspect of our work is designed to elucidate and challenge. In the present political climate, we, as artists, would be remiss if we didn't attempt to decipher what we see happening in our society.

We believe in the creative power of technology. Technology offers the artist vast choices of expressive power. New media is sculptural, painterly, photographic; it is object, written word, sound. Technology as a medium requires science, math and design. It is a microcosm of our present as well as a modifier of our future. We examine our ever-transforming society through the very system that is transforming it.
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BarronvonBerg In Torrington CT

Sun Nov 14, 2004 00:00 - Mon Nov 15, 2004

The design team of BarronvonBerg (Greg Barron and Sue Berg) continue to exhibit New Media in Torrington CT. The show is up until Nov 24th, Thurs-Sunday at Artwell Gallery in Torrington CT.

This is an open work: art that works within a field of possibilities. The design encourages the user, you, to draw his/her own conclusions about content.

It is New Media, that is, it is nonlinear, time-based, animated and/or interactive. The technology used is as much a part of the art as the images that are emanating from it. All the words/phrases scattered about the gallery are quotes from Marshal McLuhan, the ‘patron saint’ of New Media theory. Read them. They are critical to the understanding of this work.

As you walk around you will find several interactive stations. You are invited to enter the dialog, thus changing the work of art. Please login, enter, navigate, and interact.