Archive: Issue No. 57, May 2002

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Richard Fitzgerald

Richard Fitzgerald

"To cut, to stitch, to reveal, to conceal - one layer at a time ..."


by Marcus Neustetter

"To cut, to stitch, to reveal, to conceal - one layer at a time ..."

Richard Fitzgerald's 'Cut' deals with the documentation of a process, and how that process can be simulated through interaction with the website. By using the browser's familiar background tiling, creating a kaleidoscopic effect, a new and familiar representation of that process is created. The way in which the user navigates, by revealing and concealing, adds to the experience of how we navigate our own reality inside/outside and in relation to the emotional/physical.

Fitzgerald studied fine arts at the Wits Technikon, Johannesburg, from 1995 to 1998, after which he extended his education for one year in digital media at Vega School of Brand Advertising. He is currently working at the web design and development company Blink, as well as experimenting with his creative production online and in collaboration with artists such as Robin Rhode. 'Cut' has previously been featured on Rhizome.org.

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