jonCates, people say…

林愛真 (Ei Jane Janet Lin) as 來自金山的女孩 (The Girl from Gold Mountain) in 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown)

“New Media artist jonCates’s 2019 film “Ghosttown” re-imagines the Web’s frontier as a purgatory-like dreamspace metaphor offering one vision of how we can begin “connecting yesterday’s traumas and technologies to those of today.” Using classic Western film tropes like “the showdown” as guideposts, Cates discusses reparations, first contacts, nostalgia, and ghostly transitions through a stark, rough and bitcrushed, black-and-white moving image…

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Film, Video, New Media and Animation dept; Art History, Theory and Criticism dept.

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jonCates

jonCates

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Film, Video, New Media and Animation dept; Art History, Theory and Criticism dept.