Mother's 45s Revisited

The tiling/slide show approach below affirms remembrance/commemoration as a result of significant loss - in Chambers' case, the loss of his mother in 1983. Begin to click on the 'next' link, and continue to do so. His mother is gone in the physical sense - noted by the piece (MS45s-44: the last picture of him and his mother together about a year before her death) becoming smaller and eventually disappearing because of the repetitive process of tiling, but his remembrance/commemoration are indeed a part of the process - similar to a byproduct:


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The word art through song titles and the informal term, mom affirm the relationship between a son [Chambers] and his mother. Click on the six record/photo assemblage-images from the 45 images that comprise the original project, Mother's 45s to bring up the word art:



As you click on the above images, small windows come up as a play on sampling when all five windows are on the screen. The simultaneity of movement from left to right and right to left [Kinetic Art] and the words play on and complement each other as well as their colors for contrast. The interspersion of the informal term, mom with the song titles not only indicates a woman's pleasure concerns, but also a son's [Chambers'] lament and longing for his mother.

Note: Part of the Rhizome ArtBase. Founded in 1999, the Rhizome ArtBase is an online archive of new media art containing some 1600 art works, and growing. The ArtBase encompasses a vast range of projects by artists all over the world that employ materials including software, code, websites, moving image, games and browsers to aesthetic and critical ends.