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John Naccarato

LandEscape 57 Art Review

sense cursed to see all works of art as either landscapes, portraits or a still life. Overtime, I have come to believe this, and have realized that the majority of my work exists as landscapes that is, the works either explore and/or manifest as horizontal based experiences, and that only the media I use continues to change. I'd even go as far as to say that my choice of media, is in a sense always a paint brush, and that I am painting that one landscape, over and over again, trying to push those edges one step further. During these years your works have been screened in several occasions around the world, including a recent participation to the ongoing the lectures are ongoing, but the symposium was a one shot deal (Un)certain Boundaries: Visualizing the Intersections of Science & Society Symposium. So, before taking leave from this interesting conversation I would like to pose a a question about the nature of the relation with your audience: in particular, do you consider the issue of audience reception as being a crucial component of your decision-making process in terms of what type of language for a particular context?

I believe it really depends on the subject matter and what it is one is trying to communicate. If it is strictly about passing on information about the work, as in a lecture to a large audience, I don't expect much feedback. The information passed on could linger for perhaps a month or years, but eventually may contribute to the value and insights of not only my work but that of others. But, if one wishes others to really get a sense of what their work is about, then workshops are a much more effective way to connect and communicate with others. For example, as you mentioned, I was one of the keynote speakers for the (Un)certain Boundaries: Visualizing the Intersections of Science & Society€Symposium (2013),€at the University of California,

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