feel_more - Artist Interview Series - Electric Objects


Brooklyn, NY

Surface Tension imagines what a feeling would look like from the inside. It visualizes the cycle of bottling up an emotion, warning us how, if not addressed, the feeling of ’about to burst’ can become all-consuming.”

— Alex, Electric Objects
Can we see a picture of your workspace and/or desktop?
Where are you typing this from?

My macbook air that I desperately need to replace. I push this thing way too hard - she must feel so much pain :(

What do you watch/listen to while working?

I listen to a lot of lectures on youtube while I work, sometimes podcasts. This past weekend I watched all of Transparent on amazon while this thing rendered.

What have you been working on lately?

I work for two different artists and this takes up a lot of my time, but I respect them immensely and am learning so much from them. Aside from this, I’m working on a collaborative project about Water on Mars, setting up a temporary artist space in an old window factory / to-be-condo with Lucas Pinheiro and another work for a First look 3D graphics show. I’m also working on this essay / website about personality quizzes.

What tools do you use in your work?

I primarily use 3D animation programs like maya and cinema 4d. I use photoshop a ton and have for a while because I worked in photography while I was at Wesleyan. I haven’t worked with a camera in more than a year now though, except for my instagram obviously. I try to learn new tools as frequently as possible because I get bored really quickly. I’m learning Unity now, I just made my first project with it and I want to get better at it, it’s so powerful!

Can you tell us about your process?

I’m still figuring it out I think. I’m highly unfocused and undisciplined. But I’m constantly confused and intensely emotional, and these two qualities are usually what drive me to keep making stuff.

I usually just read a lot, always hoping to work on this larger research-heavy project. Then at some point I get so bored with that and I’ll open up a software on my computer and start playing around. I have a ton of lists everywhere with little decontextualized images that are confusing or make me feel something strange when I think about them. Figuring out how to represent them with virtual space and light is always a challenging exercise that for some reason, focuses me.

Any last advice for the folks just starting out?

I feel like I’m just starting out?

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What are the best places to see your work?

hmm email me! I need to find some time to figure out my website situation.

Favorite file formats?

.fbx and .tiff I think I like the best

Thanks for the interview,