‘The future is already here; it’s just not very evenly distributed’ (William Gibson). That quote comes to mind each time I visit Brenna Murphy’s ever-changing website. The Portland-based artist always seems to be a couple of steps ahead of the game. Her otherworldly hologram-like puzzles of marbelized baroque mandalas form an intertwining ecosystem that seems so near and yet so remote. Her art manages to spark an excitement of trying to discover and access her dense and rich digital environments, which I haven’t felt for a long time. Perhaps in a few years from now I’ll understand it. Until then, I remain amazed.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.