[dNASAb] has a BFA in Sculpture and Mixed Media from Florida State University, and participated in the International Summer Residency at the Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY (2006), where he worked with the “Wobulator,” Nam Jun Paik’s pioneering video synthesizer. In 2010, [dNASAb] was awarded a scholarship at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, New York, and an Artist’s Residency at the Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University, New York. He was recently an Artist Honoree at the BRIC Contemporary Art Gala, 2010, “Brooklyn Art:Work”. [dNASAb] has exhibited widely in the past ten years, including exhibitions in New York, Moscow, Basel, Barcelona, Berlin, Seoul, Netherlands, Austria and Paris. [dNASAb] curated the show “Colliding Complexities_ Extreme feats of the New York New Aesthetic” 2012 with a corresponding Panel discussion at Pratt University. He produced a solo installation of new works at Volta, New York (March, 2011), and a solo exhibition in New York with Frederieke Taylor Gallery (2010). He presented his work in the “Art Salon” Art Basel Miami Beach 2009. His work has been published in the Washington Post, Sculpture magazine, Art Papers magazine, ART 21, and Reuters Television. [dNASAb] also maintains “Video Art Explorer” an academic resource project which is an online compendium of artworks created utilizing video as a raw material. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Bio courtesy of dnasab.net.
It's a pivotal time in human creative history. We are projecting ourselves into a virtual, digital domain. We are human-projectors.
—Disney Nasa Borg
The photographs of Disney Nasa Borg from the series entitled Emergent Ecological Technologies are inspired by the surf and the energy of the ocean. These images record the “unpredictable elements of nature” that incorporate the waves of the ocean, the light, the wind, and sand as well as the “elements of man” including “consumer plastics” discarded on the beach. To produce these images Borg built “mini installations” or “temporary sculptures” created from translucent plastics, metals, mirrors and glass arranged along the shoreline in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where fireworks are legal. Imbedded in these plastic sculptures were fiber optics driven by 9 volt batteries and explosives. Working in the challenging environment of the middle of the night as well as standing knee deep in the water with waves buffeting his trip, Borg succeeded in creating some unique and very exciting trail blazing photographic images entirely improvised in the moment with a long exposure and open shutter in his camera. The resulting photographs appear at first glance to be “computer generated”. Quite the opposite is true. The images are the byproduct of very traditional time-honored photographic techniques. However, they are products of new and innovative ways Borg and others choose to view the contemporary world in which we are living today. With one simple click of the shutter these photographs create new mysteries surrounding the “fictitious, abstract, technological, temporary spaces” Borg creates in this ever changing fast moving contemporary world of ours.
Acquired directly from the artist