Tom Cvetkovich: Incarnate

Tom Cvetkovich: Incarnate

February 17 – April 14, 2019

Meet-the-Artist: February 17, 2019 1-3pm

This mixed media installation from holographic and technology artist, Tom Cvetkovich, comprised of animated portraits with recurring motifs, contemplates the recycling of the soul. The work began with a photo booth equipped with digital screens to elicit various emotions from participants taking their own picture. The images were then set to motion, interacting with one another, and buffeted by the elements of earth, air, water, space, and fire to reflect the artist’s notions of the acute tenderness of the human condition, our inherent frailty, and life’s cyclical nature. Through this creation, Cvetkovich strives for understanding of what it is to be recycled just as the components of the earth are. The additional motifs of shadows, circles, and cloths, inspired by discoveries from the artist’s journey into his deepest unconscious, create a spiritual reference of awakening, add a saint-like patronage to the individuals, and encompass the fragility of human life. Cvetkovich’s use of graphics and 3D animation programs as a medium is a transition from his previous workings in holography, the time and effort exerted paralleling. His choice of production methods was determined to be the singular approach to meet his desired results concluding with the formation of Incarnate.