Bloomington Open Studios Tour
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Paul Smedberg

Come visit my home and see a bunch of my new work.
It'll be fun.

I'll be doing demos of how I make these remixes. There will be munchies and drinks. Saturday and Sunday will have an open house-y sort of vibe. Everyone is welcome. Original pieces will be for sale from $47.

Artist Statement Like Text:
My photo remixes combine and interweave original photographs. I shoot different angles, different parts and different treatments of a location or setting and assemble them into a new whole.

The subject matter is as varied as a forest stream, a processed-food factory, a dancer, or a subway station. Like audio remix artists I break things down and re-combine them into something new, flavoring the fragmented original with my own subjective interpretations. There's a Russian word that pretty well encapsulates my artistic perspective:

ostranenie
(ostranenie)
Russian (n.) encouraging people to see common things as strange, wild, or unfamiliar; defamiliarizing what is known in order to know it differently or more deeply.

Everyone is welcome to drop by any time during the tour.

I'll be at my home studio, Maison d'etre
517 N. Colony Ct. in the Park Ridge East neighborhood.

Drop by any time during the tour. 

 

Visit my site at PaulSmedberg.com
Ello artist to artist community - lots of images of my recent work
[bracketBracket] blog
and Facebook page

@paulsmedberg for Instagram