scopOphilic_MicroMessaging is the currently featured project.
Micromessaging Palimpsest Series, 2022
Micromessaging Palimpsest focuses on the hyper-local conversations of street art, the original social media platform. The resulting collages combine a variety of found images, graffiti, street art, tags, stickers, wheat-pasted posters, and other signifiers that we describe as micromessages–small, subtle, and often unintentional messages we send and receive verbally and non-verbally. Subtypes of micromessages include micro-behaviors, micro-aggressions (negative), and micro-affirmations (positive). Using digital art, scopOphilic’s artistic practice results in deep inquiries into issues of race, gender, sexual identity, social justice, and urban life.
scopOphilic_MicroMessaging_QueerVision – currently on view at The Center.
QueerVision NFT, OpenSea, 2022
The pioneering digital art collection scopOphilic has created its first NFT collection: Micromessaging_QueenVision with 10% of initial sales benefiting The LGBT Center in NYC. Micromessaging_QueenVision highlights the colors of the Inclusive LGBTQ Pride Flag and is part of scopOphilic’s ongoing series that focuses on street art, the original social media platform that goes all the way back to cave drawings.
Micromessaging_QueenVision NFT Collection has three levels: 1) NFT only; 2) NFT + one 16×20 inch Giclee fine art print; and 3) NFT + print + a two-hour personalized bike tour of the best MicroMessaging in NYC.
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scopOphilic on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), 1998 – 2007
The images shown on scopOphilic (1997-2007) were created using an Apple Quicktake 200 and Fuji FinePix 401 digital cameras during the original run from 1997 to 2006. The program was sequenced on Apple Macintosh computers using Macromedia Director or JPEGView software and output directly to videotape. The titles were created with Adobe Photoshop.
Soundtracks for scopOphilic (1997-2007) have been created by CB Cooke, Anthony Galante (copepod), Kym Serrano, and Jerome Jordan.