Andy Deck is an Internet artist, consistently pushing the applications and possibilities of the web as a portal for art. His Screening Circle was commissioned in by the Whitney and Tate Online.
Screening Circle adapts the cultural tradition of the quilting circle into an online format. Visitors to the site can enter the drawing area to compose loops of graphics and affect and edit each other’s screens. The pieces can be made by one person or by several people and the arrangement of the segments can be haphazard or precise. In the screening area, the resulting motion graphics will be on view instantaneously. The “circle” invoked in the title refers to the circle of participants, and, indirectly, to the loop of images that are produced. “Screening” refers to the pre-viewing of film in the film making process. It is a form of viewing that allows people to have some influence over the final product.
View the full project at the Whitney.