"Using obsolete and deteriorated technology I explore the themes of mortality, decay and humanity’s ever increasing reliance on technology. My videos present sensory overloads which represent the state of modern society, constantly overloaded with imagery, information and products that instantly become out of date and irrelevant. My work is a response to the dystopia of today and tomorrow. I have exhibited extensively this year most recently at the Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts. I have also exhibited in London beside a number of high profile artists. I was recently featured in Art Monthly and my work has been in a number of other publications. Currently studying a BA in Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts." - Henry Driver
On Air: Henry Driver The ikono On Air Festival is showing Henry Driver's film Video Death: The documentation of a monitor as it deteriorates and loses all grounding. Forced to display scenes of its own decay it slips into insanity creating an entirely new visual world. Confronted with mortality and the falseness of eternity, it self-destructs. Unable to be human and create an illusion of immortality or stability. It is consumed. -> Channel Festival Curators Selection
LinksHomepage of Henry Driver: - www.henrydriverartist.com Additional Websites: - henrydriverart.tumblr.com - Prints/Video Stills for Sale - Henry Driver on Vimeo
Other Videos by Henry DriverAll Information Shall End This Way Archives are now transferring and storing their data digitally. Putting trust in technology and the virtual, but will it last? All Information Shall End This Way demonstrates that this way of storage is just as fragile and prone to deterioration as the physical. Created by man, technology mirrors our flaws that nothing can last forever, that actions are destined to fade. The video file has continuously corrupted itself, decaying until it is but a husk of abstraction. Is this how all information shall end? EVERYDAY DECAY Perpetual death scenes that corrupt and convulse until they become their own death throes. Untitled Game: 007 Goldeneye Console: Nintendo 64 An interactive video series using hacked video game consoles and monitors, to create abstract experiences. Where your interaction and input no longer correlates to what it should, the previous objective of the game becoming obsolete. You can no longer complete the game but does this make your actions meaningless? Untitled II (2013) Game: 007 Goldeneye Console: Nintendo 64 An interactive video series using hacked video game consoles and monitors, to create abstract experiences.
Curator's SpecialPart of the curatorial selection by Channels Festival