“Whatever structurally does not fit the logic of machines is effectively filtered from a culture dominated by their use.” (Ivan Illich)
Multimedia artist and publisher Lloyd Dunn (b. 1957, USA) currently lives in Prague. His artistic work began in 1983 with the project PhotoStatic Magazine, for which he served as editor, publisher and frequent contributor. PhotoStatic was intended to focus primarily on art created specifically for the xerox machine, but quickly found itself in the burgeoning zine community that was active during the 1980s and 90s. In 1987 he co-founded the multimedia group The Tape-beatles with John Heck and Ralph Johnson, and began the creation of a series of works that included sound and film collage, as well as live performance. They released a number of CDs on various labels, including DOVe, Staalplaat, and Elevator Bath. During the 90s and 00s, the Tape-beatles performed in venues across North America and Europe. Dunn’s current work is embodied in the filecast project nula.cc, which began in 2009. New filecasts appear at the project’s “online presence” at frequent, though irregular intervals, and may be freely downloaded and shared. Dunn has worked closely with Školská 28 Gallery and Agosto Foundation, and has presented work at vs. Interpretation, Jihlava IDFF, Wakushoppu, Galerie Kostka, among others.