Wasteland Smear is an abstraction of moving glaciers on a digital plane. Pulsing forms combine and constantly reshape the negative space found within the void. From a fixed perspective the high contrast ghostly shapes rebuild and deconstruct. The use of repetition is key by looping a dreamy blend of nightmarish landscapes.
The properties of narrative are explored through abstract audio and dream like moods created by the use of repetition. Dave Swensen’s work is focused on minimalistic conceptual based video performances and experimental video loops. These video works frequently include abstract installation techniques that support more than one video channel. Video images are given a sculptural element enhancing functionality and the overall purpose of the work. Minimalistic and visually clean, these performances serve as reflections on the language of video as well as observations on physical space and the creation of alternate environments. Manipulating images and using time as a physical quality.