Through animation and digital collage, James Kerr hopes to convey his vision of the world around him by repurposing elements from the art canon in such a manner as to give the works a new life outside of the canvas on which they originally appear. With his work, Kerr explores the often mundane and, at times, bizarre parts of modern life.
The animated GIF is often seen as a Web-only format, and, well, it sort of is. One thing that Kerr has been trying to do with his GIF project is to find new ways of showing the work off the internet. In a sense, it’s the strange de-internetization of web technologies.