As an accompaniment to the third season of the Progress Bar club night, which included two editions as part of Sonic Acts Academy 2018, Sam Rolfes developed episodic videos that re-appropriate and recast pop culture figures and experiment with emergent internet performance formats.
Video design for Progress Bar at Sonic Acts Academy 2018
Commissioned by Sonic Acts as part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Sam Rolfes (US) is a Chicago- and New York-based mixed-format digital artist and director. By using the human body as a mark-making device and underlying structure, he crafts diffusive psychosexual worlds that sublimate space and identity. His work examines the mutability and malleability of flesh and explores surreal performance through the lens of contemporary portraiture.
Sam Rolfes, Absurd Arms, at Sonic Acts Academy 2018
Interview with Sam Rolfes at Sonic Acts Academy 2018