Max Capacity Interview For Empty Kingdom
Max Capacity is from the East Bay. Where lots of awesome things come from. He’s done some really cool things with older ‘antiquated’ media of many different kinds lending relevance and style to ‘found’ media.
What about older media, video tapes in particular, do you find interesting? How has your attachment to that media influenced the content you choose for your work?The price is right! I grew up with VCRs, taping things off of my TV. I’m totally obsessed with the same stuff, even still. One of my favorite things is watching old commercials on taped television broadcasts. Now everyone is throwing all that stuff away and it’s easy for me to get my hands on.
How do you choose the colors in a piece? You use a lot of loud, neon colors, what’s the reason for that? Is there something in particular that such loud colors say to you?
I guess the world is kinda grey and boring. It seems like my memories are more vivid than reality. Plus I’m probably influenced by old punk and new wave art and skateboard and video game art. Also cartoons. I was a kid in the 80s.
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here’s an interview I did for Empty Kingdom that Prosthetic Knowledge blogged about (saving me a lot of effort)!