UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES (UCLA)
Isaac Ruder is an artist and designer based out of Long Beach CA. Currently pursuing an MFA in Design Media Arts at the University of California – Los Angeles, Isaac has experience working in branding, web, film, and publication with clients including Aspen Art Museum, IN-FO.CO, and Amalia Ulman. Previously Isaac earned a BFA in Web + Multimedia Environments at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) and studied Graphic Design at the Royal Academy of Art – The Hague (KABK).
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
I am curious to explore the realms of fabrication to build a larger scale installation. It would be cool to create something surreal in the physical world that when photographed looks like a 3D render, an experience that walks the fine line between the physical and digital.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Arca’s kick iii and Eartheater’s Trinity are playing on repeat. Currently reading Ruben Pater’s CAPS LOCK and Michael DeForge’s Familiar Face.
IF YOU WERE GOING TO WRITE A BOOK, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
The book would be a queer transhumanist daydream and love letter to my laptop, its compositional materials, the ubiquitous internet, and the infrastructure that makes it all a reality. Meanwhile a construction site pounds rhythmically; heavy machinery destroys, hammers, drills, assembles. The motionless body of a human cyborg leaks toxins into the earth as it decays.