Brian Patrick Franklin
Brian Patrick Franklin received an MFA from Pennsylvania State University and is currently an associate professor of Expanded Media at Illinois State University. His interdisciplinary work has been shown in venues ranging from the World Science Festival to impromptu takeovers of public space in the United States, Europe, and Asia. In addition to his solo art practice, Franklin is also an active collaborator in the Sphere Artist Collective, making work addressing privacy in our current state of global surveillance.
The Wake Up! Memorial – Corona! Shut Down?
Title of Video: Staring at the Sun, 2020, 1:07
Staring at the Sun is a stop motion animation that transforms rigid unyielding wood grain into a malleable surface. As the engraved patterns slide across the individual wood panels they reveal soft liquid currents undercutting the stillness and quiet of the wood.