photo Gun Roze





My website: robgillthings.net

There you will find details on all of the work featured in this storefront.

My name is Rob Gill and I have been a media artist for over two and a half decades now. I am working out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

I am interested in using art as the medium to study human psyche. All the work I do employs various strategies to reveal aspects of psyche that are otherwise hidden. A lot of the work I do is based on programming, 'creative coding', digital art, audio art, interactive installations, but I do like to produce paintings as well and you will find many of them are here in this storefront.

I use art as the means to explore human psyche, living presence, the creative process, and ultimately consciousness itself. Through interactive installations, based on software that I design, I use both the mundane and creative action of participants' to generate audio and visual noise to which I apply processes designed to reveal different aspects of awareness - the state the person was in when they interacted with the artwork/software. I explore this noise as a source of information about human psyche. I am also exploring the possibilities that the use of networks - artwork as a network - offer in this regard. You will find many examples of this throughout this store, such as this, and this. Much of my visual work is drawn from screenshots of animations generated by interactions with the various software programs I have developed (offered online on my website and at events/shows).

Sometimes, however, I approach this aim less formally through audio composition and painting. Many of the paintings, such as these, serve as experiments with noise generated from various sources, many of them pictures from my everyday life. This is a stream of creative activity that runs parallel to my installation and computer programming work that is meant to serve as a compliment - a more directly intuitive approach.

There is no limit to the number of strategies that may be employed to generate noise.