elemental~nanostrand

Brenna Murphy

elemental~nanostrand

Brenna Murphy uses personal recording devices and computer graphics to weave digital labyrinths. In her video, elemental~nanostrand, home movie type imagery — beaches, parks, family, friends, homes — morph into psychedelic swirls and patterns that evoke hallucinogenic experiences. A superimposed image of a computer screen, spiraling in upon itself, underscores the computer’s role as mediator between physical, psychic and virtual realms.

Brenna Murphy, based in Portland, Oregon, has a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She has had solo exhibitions in Dusseldorf, Berlin, Milan, San Francisco, Houston, New York City and Portland, and has been featured in Flash Art, Art 21 Blog, Frieze, and Dazed and Confused. Murphy was the 2012-2013 Rhizome Commissions Recipient for Labyrinths, and was featured in the Phillips digital art auction.

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