22 Oct 2019
Interview: In Conversation with Rory Scott
As a multidisciplinary artist, do you find it difficult to streamline your artistic process? Or have you found a routine that makes it easier?
I’ve streamlined my process by being ok with chaos—to never stop moving and to always be in the mode of making art. But the stipulation is that everything I do must relate back to advancing my ongoing 10 year project.
As impermanence is a central theme in your work, do you find that sharing your work digitally is a way to reconcile with that? Or do you think digital mediums also have a level of impermanence to them?
Funny enough, I often use my Instagram stories as an informal way to address/observe impermanence. For example, I love taking time-lapse movies of life just going by and seeing the patterns that emerge with time being slightly sped up.
Digital mediums have both a level of impermanence and permanence to them. Once you release something, you have to be prepared for it to be out there forever. On the flip-side I feel like the shelf life for digital work can be volatile—its longevity may depend on the survival of the technologies that made it possible to exist in the first place.
You do an incredible job at creating different dimensions and realities. Do you have a favorite program that you use when creating animations?
Thanks so much! My favorite program is After Effects because of its versatility. I am able to animate, work in VR and pull in elements from Cinema 4D. Which gives me a lot to work with.
Is there a particular artist who inspires you, or whose work you’re excited about?
Tara Donovan. Her work is beyond and embodies every element that I love and appreciate about art.