John Neitge is a 22 year old, Minneapolis based artist whose work contains short films, experimental music, photography, printmaking, and web development. He is currently a student at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and set to graduate Fall of 2016. He is interested in digital mediums and encourages interaction between the audience and the artist.
His work is split in to two mentalities. One mentality seeks to anger, alienate, offend, disconnect, and attack the audience and society, while the other mentality seeks to engage, educate, and soothe the viewer in to intertwining their reality with his. He is concerned with animal rights, as well as the misrepresentation and under representation of gender, race, and human sexuality in society and media.
He finds inspiration in film making from traditional narratives told in untraditional ways. Directors that he looks to for creativity are Lars Von Trier, Akira Kurosawa, Agnès Varda, and Takeshi Kitano.
His sound art is deeply influenced by Avante-Garde musicians such as John Cage, and Merzbow (Akita Masami). His film work includes narrative films that delve into the pyche and the our relationship to technology, documentaries that take an intimate look at punk music and the underground music scene, and abstract glitch art films that are meant to challenge the definition of what film is.
His photography is largely influenced by music and the underground punk scene. He finds beauty in the grit and grime of punk and noise. He recently has been working on photography that is inspired by both glitch music and natural sound.
He has done a lot of printmaking and merchandising with numerous bands and musical acts in Minnesota. He is mainly interested in posters, clothing, and branding in a hand numbered, limited run, of prints.
He is currently working on developing an indie game, that runs in Unity, that is aiming to be released in late 2015 on Steam via Steam Greenlgiht. Not much can be said about the game on this point.