Brett Phares reveals our relations to digital and analog media, how different elements accumulate into unpredictable associations—discrete lyrical objects in which historical, institutional and personal memory converge, and within a larger corpus predicated on the simultaneous avowal and disavowal of narrative unity—all tamed into coherent packets of information.
His art sheds light on intellectual and bodily disorientation, the surrender to ethical perdition of lives spent traveling through media domains seemingly at the extreme limits of imaginable experience. The key question to address is not what Brett Phares’ artifacts are about, but rather what position they adopt in the fluidity of perception they depict.
Brett Phares is a visual artist working in computer visualization and installation, exploring attentional blindness in physical experience and god-like awareness in digital space. With 20+ years in interactive media, he has created some innovative projects for some prominent international brands, much of which informs the visual syntax of his personal work. He took his MFA at Hunter College in Integrated Media Arts, and his MA at the University of Stony Brook, in Art History, Theory and Criticism. He has shown nationally and in Asia; has written and presented on our pre-disposed blindness in everyday experience; directs an artists residency and is curator/co-founder of Alys Beach’s annual projected art festival, Digital Graffiti. Drop a line at b [at] mrphares.com for more information.