Metaphors, neologisms, puns and other literary devices are prominent tools within my practice as an artist and writer.
I extend the function of these linguistic instruments into an audio-visual context to discover the nuanced possibilities and persuasive gestures of digital media using recombinant video editing, sound design, glitch studies, generative constraints and transmedia formations.
These formal interventions are used to punctuate, disrupt and re-imagine the cultural connotations and routine behaviors of speculative literature, vernacular beliefs and documentary practice. Between genres and across media, I puzzle pre-existing knowledge structures and produce new paths of inquiry into the history and social practice of technology.
SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST:
Born in Syracuse New York (1978), Carl Diehl holds a BFA in Art Video from Syracuse University (2000) and a MFA in Digital Art from the University of Oregon (2007). From 2000 to 2003 he was an events programmer at Artists’ Television Access, a media arts space in San Francisco, where he continues to volunteer remotely as a layout and copy editor. Diehl’s video essays, installations, performances and publications have been exhibited nationally and internationally at events including: Transmediale in Berlin, the International Symposium of Electronic Art in Singapore and the &Now Festival of New Writing in San Diego.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Carl Diehl teaches courses in New Media Studies, Experimental Cinema and Time-Based Art at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Northwest Film Center.