October: Carl Diehl
Carl Diehl | Modular Mythos | 2014
In the Modular Mythos series, the prescribed use and familiar modes of social interaction surrounding mobile phones are estranged. In these works, smart phone equipped visitors are prompted to search for and display visual components on their own network-enabled devices, physically arranging and visually composing their own display screens to construct panoramic and polytyptic compositions. Although the mediating presence of digital devices is involved in this work, interactivity in this context privileges physical actions-necessitating social interaction and exchange within the immediate presence of the work.
Carl Diehl | Biography
Born in Syracuse New York (1978), Carl Diehl holds a BFA in Art Video from Syracuse University (2000) and a MFA in Digital Art from the University of Oregon (2007). From 2000 to 2003 he was an events programmer at Artists’ Television Access, in San Francisco, where he continues to volunteer remotely as a layout and copy editor. Together with Lindsey French he is developing the Antonymic Exchange, an idiosyncratic approach to algorithmic literacy. In Portland, he coordinates meetings of HTML ( Hundred Thousand Million Labyrinths) a constraint-based writing group, pursues the "atempastoral,"and programs events with Weird Shift, a center for marginalia studies. Diehl’s video essays, installations, performances and other works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at events including: the International Symposium of Electronic Art, Transmediale and the &Now Festival of New Writing . Carl Diehl also teaches at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Portland State University.