Lincoln Schatz

Genre: Video/New Media

Chicago media artist Lincoln Schatz has pioneerd what he calls "generative" portraiture - a display of video footage and software that continuously re-edits it. The video is shot over a certain period of time: 15 seconds of kids shaking their heads; an hour with LeBron James or George Clooney; a few days with overseas troops or gun control advocates; or forever, in the case of certain works in private collectors homes:  the work includes a camera that continuously adds new footage to the loop, creating a highly personal and ever-evolving composite portrait. Video is available on his website.