My practice of search engine art involves creatively and manipulating the internet with art & desire.
Through paintings ——> that become part of assemblage vision boards ——->that become top search results——->I take failures of the internet and use them to make my dream of being on the cover of Artforum come true.
You see, when I tell the internet “Gretchen is hoping to be on the cover of Artforum someday” it reads only “Gretchen is hoping to be on the cover of Artforum l someday”
The internet can be seen as a global subconscious and, much like our own subconscious, it cannot tell the difference between a hoped-for future of being on the cover of Artforum intensely imagined during meditation or hypnosis and what has, in fact, already occurred.
As humans, we get the difference between a glittery vision board expressing my hopes of being on the cover of Artforum and accomplished fact, but technology totally fumbles it.
And so I make paintings, drawings and collages full of my desire to be on the cover of Artforum and program Google to make this future manifest…like now. You know, like hacked visualization manipulation manifestations that also reprogram Google’s artificial intelligence.
What People Say About The Cover of Artforum
The way to get started on the cover of Artforum is to quit talking and begin doing.Walt Disney
It is our choices to be on the cover of Artforum, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.J. K. Rowling
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because you are on the cover of Artforum.Dr. Seuss