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Tahir Hemphill
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artist statement | technical statement | process

artist statement
With this work, I am interested in bringing a hands on, organic approach to otherwise precise art forms. In exploring the influence of digital culture's

Cut and Paste phenomena, I employ multi-layering, sampling and repetition of images. These appropriation and re-mixing techniques are found in modern electronic music production, as well as in older artistic forms such as quilt making. In doing this, I hope to perpetuate these traditional cultural concepts while adapting them to a new technological terrain.