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October 25, 2010 5:47 PM   Subscribe

Petra Cortright (C.V. here) is an internet visual artist. Her site has links to her works, which seem to be inspired by the aesthetic of the early web. She works in video, web art, and still image.

Her Twitter
A profile of Petra at Build Your Own World
She is a member of the Nasty Nets surf club (previously mentioned here on the blue).
posted by codacorolla (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
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partial credit.
posted by mexican at 7:15 PM on October 25, 2010

And suddenly every web developer in Romania is Andy Warhol.
posted by furtive at 7:37 PM on October 25, 2010 [1 favorite]

Is promoting a particular artist (posting her C.V. for God's sake) a Pepsi of a different color?
posted by sfts2 at 7:41 PM on October 25, 2010

Is promoting a particular artist (posting her C.V. for God's sake) a Pepsi of a different color?

The C.V. is the biographical info she provided on her page. Artists (photographers, musicians, and painters) get single topic posts here all of the time. It's even easier to link the work of this particular artist since her medium is the web.
posted by codacorolla at 8:07 PM on October 25, 2010


Sorry, I'm not meaning to call you out or anything, I think this often and I've no idea why I chose to post this comment in this particular post, maybe the CV thing...
posted by sfts2 at 8:15 PM on October 25, 2010

As a long time fan of Petra's (particularly video) I was excited to see this. Bonus that I can follow on twitter now.
posted by hubs at 9:23 PM on October 25, 2010

Definitely, DEFINITELY, too early for this. Wait ten years, she might find an audience.
posted by luke1249 at 6:12 AM on October 26, 2010

I kind of love this. OK, I really love it, I'm just a little ashamed.

Now I'll click the purple rainbow unicorn to post this comment.
posted by fiercecupcake at 7:14 AM on October 26, 2010

I'm not sure what's so PepsiBlue about the c.v. in particular -- it gives us context for the work, and doesn't do anything to "sell" the artist (what are we supposed to be buying, anyway? The work is right there).

I love her animated GIFs; they make me think about minor media that go by too quickly to be fully realized. Her website design itself is a little too cutesy for me, though -- like it was designed by someone who wasn't actually designing websites in 1995 (because oh, look, she was 9 years old). It mixes memes and makes inauthentic errors -- oh, wait, maybe that makes it more interesting.

Cool post, thanks. This is exactly the sort of thing that I'd slide right by if I found it on my own, and then not know I regretted later.
posted by obliquicity at 12:09 PM on October 26, 2010

We seem to have crashed her site?

Oh well. Thank You For Visitign!
posted by JHarris at 1:10 PM on October 26, 2010

Web cam filters are art?
posted by OwlBoy at 1:43 PM on October 27, 2010

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