FAD Contemporary Presents : Duggie Fields MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS …………
From Thursday 5th December 6PM to Sunday 8th December Midnight.
‘In 1958 I got my first tape-recorder, quite a technological novelty in those days. Analogue, reel-to-reel, input only via a microphone, and edited with scissors. Years later I progressed to making answer-machine messages and composite cassette tapes before progressing to a 4track recorder. By the early 1990s the first proper word pieces I put down were using a backing track looped on a Karaoke machine. Slowly I began using digital software such as Cubase and Logic, once I had got to grips with image software on my computer, always painting at the same time. After this I progressed to a kind of basic animation using mostly images I had already created as digital stills, adding sounds and words in the process.
This piece possibly was made to counter the commercial message of Christmas whilst celebrating at the same time, and I smiled a lot making it, something I do often when working, seriously, but with little clue really as to what I am doing when I start, part of my intuitive on-going process of making things in whatever medium.’
About Duggie Fields
Duggie Fields was born in 1945 and brought up in the village of Tidworth. He spent his youth in the countryside, moving to the outer suburbs of London in his adolescence. He studied architecture, briefly, at Regent Street Polytechnic before going to Chelsea School of Art in 1964 where he stayed for four years, before leaving with a scholarship that took him on his first visit to the United States. As a student his work moved from Minimal, Conceptual and Constructivist phases to a more hard-edge post-Pop figuration. By the middle of the 1970s his work included many elements that were later defined as Post-Modernism. In 1983 in Tokyo, sponsored by the Shiseido Corporation, a gallery was created specially for his show, and the artist and his work were simultaneously featured in a television, magazine, billlboard and subway advertising campaign throughout the country. He started working with digital media in the late 1990′s describing his work in progress as Maximalist. More Information : www.duggiefields.com
About FAD Contemporary
Every month FAD gives up its homepage www.FADwebsite.com for 4 days to showcase an artist who works with video and digital art. We work with artists, galleries and curators if you wish to exhibit at FAD Contemporary please email a proposal to mark@FADemail.com.