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Transmedia PreDelay gallery talk and reception set for Thursday Impact
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Transmedia PreDelay gallery talk and reception set for Thursday

Oct 02, 2017

The Fairmont State University Department of Art is excited to announce the solo exhibition Transmedia PreDelay by artist Jeffrey Moser.

Moser was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and has most recently lived in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is currently a teaching assistant professor of interactive media design at West Virginia University. He holds an associate degree in graphic design from The Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts, a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Millersville University, and a master’s of fine arts from the University of Delaware.

His works have been screened at the National Gallery as part of the 32nd Black Maria Film Festival, and, most recently, a solo exhibition at the Phillips Museum at Franklin and Marshall College.

Moser’s work incorporates film, new media techniques and digital objects to explore the aesthetic and expressive potentials at the intersection of database culture and visual experience. Working with a variety of approaches to offset, duplicate, and transform visual images, Moser renders moving pictures static and flat pixels into spatial forms, using the transmediation of audiovisual artifacts as both subject matter and medium.

Transmediation is the process where content is transferred from one medium to another. On the surface of 35mm movie film the images are linear and sequential, but once a film has been digitized, individual frames can be, duplicated, offset, and transformed. The films presented in Transmedia PreDelay manipulate the moving image into spirals, grids, and three-dimensional forms.
“As a student at the University of Delaware, I came to both fall in love with and despise the CSX freight train that rumbled passed my studio and my apartment 20 times a day,” Moser explained. “Through my restricted view from my apartment window and stuck in line behind the gate at the train crossings, I became aware of the similarities between trains and film. Both are very long, very thin objects that are seldom seen in their entirety. Both are naturally viewed through a gated frame of reference in a sequence that is defined by their physical characteristics. Both trains and physical film are space-time objects, where a single point arrives at a specific time and a moment in time has a coordinated position in physical space. By manipulating, duplicating, and offsetting the film gate or frame of reference I explore the space-time relationships of time-based media.”

The JD Brooks Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and the exhibition will run through Friday with a closing reception and gallery talk at 12 p.m. Thursday.  Please join us for this event, which is free and open to the public.

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