Owen Mundy is an artist, designer, application developer, teacher, and researcher.
He was a photographer in the US Navy and has a BFA in Photography from Indiana University and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego.
He is based in Tallahassee, FL, where he is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at Florida State University. In 2010–11 he will be based in Berlin, Germany on a DAAD Fellowship. His work has been shown at Transitio_mx 03 in Mexico City, the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA, compactspace in Los Angeles, Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast, APEXART in New York, the Sarai Media Lab in New Dehli, and AC Direct Gallery, in New York. In 2002 he co-founded the nonprofit arts organization, Your Art Here, in Bloomington, IN. He served as a co-director until 2005, working with artists and local schools, engaging the larger community by putting art in public spaces usually reserved for commercial messages. He has served on their Board of Directors since 2007. In 2004 he founded yourarthere.net, a web hosting co-op for artists. He continues to be actively involved in both projects.
“Nothing now distinguishes the function of the weapon and the eye; the projectile’s image and the image’s projectile form a single composite.”
—Paul Virilio in “War & Cinema”
A Single Composite is a kinetic installation and multi-projection/viewing apparatus consisting of one 100cm wide film strip stretched, twisted, and looped through multiple spaces by reconstituted digital printer chassis. This cinematic enterprise, a sprawling film through which declassified and other found reconnaissance footage is projected on walls, ceilings, and floors, forms a series of individual moments of surveillance and implied violence.
You can see a video of a small study online here.