Video Artist: Colin Rosati
Duration: 3 min 45 sec


Scalability is a 3:45 minute single channel video piece with no audio. This video is a portrait of two artist Maryna Makarenko and Colin Rosati. Through using accessible imaging tools such as Google Hangouts the artists are able to capture their own portraits. Google Hangouts is a tool in which self-documentation is not the focus of the technology. By mixing non explicit tools as well as simultaneous video cameras Makarenko and Rosati are utilizing imaging technologies that index and image the world- creating unintentional documentation such as data, reflection of the tools used and portraiture. This video explore portraiture in a networked context where lagging internet, miscommunication and the framing of body in relation to the screen is characteristics of the medium. Makarenko and Rosati are using accessible tools to capture gesture, body to screen/camera relationship. The simultaneity of camera depicts the body as fragmented with in physical, virtual and psychological space.

Colin Rosati

Colin Rosati is a Toronto based multimedia artist. Colin’s mediums are painting, 3D modeling, Max/MSP, video and installations. He has studied at Ottawa School of Art for portfolio development program and currently studying Integrated Media at OCADU.

Colin’s work often revolves around the tension between virtuality and physicality. He explores the line between the two and exploring the, sincerity in a digital context and absurdity of the inevitable transcoding that happens. In part documenting the contradictions as well as drawing attention to the complexity in defining either. He often plays with physical and virtual signifiers embedding these into text where the original context has lost its meaning.