Open “Landscapes” by Bill Marsh
The first impression these five short installation pieces by Marsh gave me was that of slightly garish, amateurish compositions using simple software drawing tools and overusing the color gradient fill tool. After a little research on Peter Max’s psychedelic paintings and reading an essay by Marsh on his poetics, one has a bit more context to appreciate its subtleties and take a closer look.
As conceptual works, these smart little poems are successful in provoking thought on the representation of nature in electronic media and film, the human struggles in urban spaces where they are constantly monitored, Biblical proverbs, and flying saucers. (Do you see them, too?)
Featured in The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1.