Apr 13 through May 19, 2012
Artist Reception – Friday, Apr 13 6-8pm
In 1984, Mike Beradino sat for hours at his Commodore 64 writing code to produce representational images on the digital screen. Combining the successes and failures of technological advancement that have occurred since then, Beradino manipulates this history of consumer technology prompting questions about digital mediation, the functional obsolete, and our collective notion of progress. Freq Out explores the recursive cycles between the physical world, psychological space, and digital environments.
This body of work utilizes a variety of antiquated consumer technologies in a attempt to construct meaning from the digital devices that surround us and mediate our daily lives. A centralized theme of the work is an investigation of the distortion of media itself, often occurring through a process of recursion. Many of the works translate information while exploring the limitations of our ability to truly understand the vector of the message.
Mike Beradino lives and works as a practicing artist and adjunct professor in Houston, Tx. He has a BFA from School of Art Institute of Chicago & MFA from Parsons The New School of Design. He has recently shown at Postmaster’s Gallery (New York), The Joanna (Houston), Vertexlist (Brooklyn), The Kitchen (New York), Arthouse at the Jones Center (Austin), and Rice University’s EMERGEncy Room (upcoming).