PRINT May 2001

Chris Finley

DEVELOPED PRIMARILY for Internet advertising, Flash software combines graphic files, movies, sound, and animation to produce interactive websites. Flash sites can take forever to load and are notorious for crashing your computer; once accessed, they have a tendency to assault the eye. That’s where the art world comes in: A host of innovative Web artists have appropriated Flash to powerful effect, tracking users’ mouse movements to create exceptional interactive experiences.

Chris Finley’s painting Goo Goo Pow Wow, 2000–01, is currently on view in SF MoMA’s “010101: Art in Technological Times.” His work will also be seen in “Game Show,” a thematic survey opening May 27 at Mass MoCA, in North Adams, Massachusetts. He lives in Petaluma, California.