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Project Statement

by T. Shaw

The book Get More is a foray into computer imaging and a great example of early experiments with Apple Computer graphics. Get More plays off the artist's usual structure of photographs with humorous, poignant captions pointing to global economic and cultural effects on individuals in separate episodes. This structure is expanded in Get More and involves a fast moving character, Get, a suited icon with an evil grin. Get moves very fast, the author says, in a self-conscious nod to the quick pace of economic change, the relationship between money and time, and also the artist's own use of the "new" computer imaging software with its jaggy lines and geometric syntax, which may be seen as looking very speedy. Rutkovsky's project is to show globalization's affect on individuals and cultures in a uniquely funny manner of social documentary.

Get More

Paul Rutkovsky


Paul Rutkovsky

type: initiating


Publication Information

publication: 1986-00-00

publication history: A single, first edition was published from work produced during a residency at Visual Studies Workshop supported by National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. [T. Shaw]

Aesthetic Profile

popular culture (AAT)

artists' books (LCSH)

themes: Consumer culture [T. Shaw]

content form:
documentary (local)

publication tradition:
artists' book (local)

inspiration: Television and other "appliances" in American culture. [T. Shaw]

related works: Other of the artist's books such as Commodity Character and I Am Siam. [T. Shaw]

community: workshop Visual Studies Workshop [T. Shaw]

Related Documents

manuscript type: other

location: artist's archive