dina kelberman

I’M GOOGLE is an ongoing tumblr blog in which batches of images and videos that I cull from the internet are compiled into a long stream-of-consciousness. The batches move seamlessly from one subject to the next based on similarities in form, composition, color, and theme. This results visually in a colorful grid that slowly changes as the viewer scrolls through it. Images of houses being demolished transition into images of buildings on fire, to forest fires, to billowing smoke, to geysers, to bursting fire hydrants, to fire hoses, to spools of thread. The site is constantly updated week after week, batch by batch, sometimes in bursts, sometimes very slowly.

I’m Google
2011 – ongoing
The Thing Itself
Gouache, pen, white-out on inkjet print, 8.5’’ x 11’’

Cloud Formations
Animated GIFs from blurred movie credits
Sleep Video
Overlaid YouTube playlists of found videos continuously edited & reconfigured

Simpsons GIFs
2009 – ongoing
Animated GIFS

I am very interested in resourcefulness and enjoy setting up limitations and then seeing what is possible within them.  In this way my work is very much a game.  I make things as I am compelled to make them and consider why later, often making connections I didn’t consciously set out to realize.  Much of my work comes out of my natural tendency to spend long hours collecting and organizing imagery from the internet, television, and other commonplace surroundings of my everyday life. 

I gravitate towards things that are simple, colorful, industrial, and mundane. I am also interested in using materials that are easily accessible and familiar to the everyday person. My work seeks to elevate the familiar and transform brief moments into infinite stretches of time. In close examination of the simple or the seemingly insignificant the viewer may bring their own limitless associations.


Dina Kelberman is an artist living and working in Baltimore, MD.  She works in a wide variety of
media including screencaps, animated gifs, comics, painting, playwriting, photography, and sculpture. She has shown and spoken about her work internationally, is a founding member of the Wham City artist collective and a weekly comics contributor to the Baltimore City Paper.  Kelberman was recently invited to create an original web-based piece, « Smoke and Fire, » for the New Museum.

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