March 10, 2005

David Byrne’s New Medium: Powerpoint

by Scott Rettberg · , 8:50 pm

Talking Head David Byrne is going around the country giving lectures on his artistic practice using Microsoft Powerpoint:

I have been working with PowerPoint, the ubiquitous presentation software, as an art medium for a number of years. It started off as a joke (this software is a symbol of corporate salesmanship, or lack thereof) but then the work took on a life of its own as I realized I could create pieces that were moving, despite the limitations of the “medium.” I have shown these pieces in galleries and museums and most recently have produced a book with a DVD (Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information) as means of presenting these curiosities.)

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