Phillip
Since 2008

BIO
Phillip Rogers is a 21st Century artist who works largely with gallery paraphernalia such as booklets, maps and websites. He has a growing reputation for being 'serious about being not serious'. The trace of his earlier works in paint,charcoal and TV installation is left faintly yet indelibly in his more mature pieces. A more detailed, on-going biography of the artist may be found at <http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=512111746&ref=name>.
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EVENT

Indie Games Expo 2012


Dates:
Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:00 - Mon Jun 04, 2012

Location:
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Indie Games Expo represents an opportunity to engage the emerging medium of Video Games as it enters the furore of 21st Century culture.

Mainstream videogames have a reputation for being multimillion dollar, homoerotic gore-fests – and this is largely what they are. But after hours and behind the scenes, programmers and artists work on the kind of games that the juggernaut publishers fail to heed. At their best, the results are brilliantly innovative puzzles and tricky genre-less devices, built to amaze, disorient and surprise hardened gamers that have tired of the conventional offerings.

This EXPO will focus on independent games that achieve expressivity and depth of a kind that is profound and unique to the videogame medium and demonstrate how videogames have arrived in the cultural landscape with something that is entirely their own.


DISCUSSION

The Good Wall and Floor Awards


I forgot to say can you think of any precedents or sites / artists that may be relevant to this piece, I only have a small grounding as of yet regarding artworks on the internet.

Thanks again

Phillip Rogers

DISCUSSION

The Good Wall and Floor Awards


Hi Paul, thanks for your reply,

I have been considering how to present the website, I was going for something that looks like it is trying to be smart, but as you say ends up with 'faults' just like those the galleries are often criticized for in the reviews. The reason I have done this is because I view the 'Phillip Rogers' who has done this site as a somewhat flawed character. I used my name and photos as I have been playing this character by making the website and doing the reviews. This was perhaps a mistake or confusing when you know that Phillip Rogers is actually a real person as well, i.e. me.

I had the idea when I was helping to decorate for a degree show, thinking that despite the considerable amount of effort that goes into preparing a space, the exhibiting artists would be perturbed if the viewers were enthusiastic particularly about the walls and floors and not the art, or indeed criticized them because they walls and floors were not done very well. I am intending to play on the insecurities of those who do take this process of 'neutralization' very seriously. For example, in one of the galleries I visited recently one person there was nervous about the prospect of me reviewing their walls and floors in a negative way.

Obviously I am not sincere in the sentiments expressed in the reviews, nor do I think I have any authority over the subject and I certainly don't think that there should only be one type of gallery decor i.e. white walls and grey or wooden floors. It is the character that does, and he is supposed to be a little bit neurotic and absurd, I also pictured that he would not be great at web design. I hope by this to reflect a certain amount of the absurd and neurotic in gallery installation, a process which can be taken very seriously but is normally not expected to be thought or talked about.

thanks again
Phillip Rogers

DISCUSSION

The Good Wall and Floor Awards


Hey I have had an account for ages but never really been on here. I thought I might post a link to a project I am doing in case anyone wants to look and has any feedback, although I guess this might be presumptuous as I have not been on here and said anything about what other people have done.

www.gwafa.co.uk

I think maybe I have spread one idea very thin, how quickly do people get bored with this?

Phillip