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Mood Board

February 7, 2015 - March 7, 2015

Natalie Campbell, Billy Colbert, William Newman,
David Page, Adrian Parsons, Molly Springfield

"A mood board is a type of collage consisting of images, text, and samples of objects in a composition. They may be physical or digital, and can be "extremely effective" presentation tools." - Wikipedia

FURTHERMORE and its friends are intrepid hunter/gatherers, always stockpiling raw materials and images in parallel to their practice. This process of searching, looking, categorizing, and archiving does not always lead to finished works. It simply serves as a precursor to artistic impetus—often planting seeds that flourish between influence, idea, and realization.

Mood Board presents the bone piles collected by a number of DC’s deep creators—not exactly collections, nor direct research to a specific end, but rather, the shiny ephemera spotted by artistic crows and brought back to form intellectual nests.

In the age of the screenshot, online information can become artistic material in an instant. This ease-of-acquisition dramatically illustrates an intersection where we witness a conversion from the serial hoarder to the serial tagger, where the artist’s agency has less to do with the actual process of grabbing than with the process of refactoring disparate pieces, digital or otherwise, into a new schema of visual pleasure (and subsequent understanding).