Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
As digital technologies become more embedded in everyday life, the line between the virtual and real is increasingly blurred. Delicate Boundaries imagines a space in which the worlds inside our digital devices can move into the physical world. Small bugs made of light, crawl out of the computer screen onto the human bodies that make contact with them. The system explores the subtle boundaries that exist between foreign systems and what it might mean to cross them.
This work was created with the support of Medialab Prado, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, and Hangar.
Claire Morgan's installations are quite a vision. An artist of her time, Claire Morgan oversees nature and captures it in its most precious moments. Everything in life happens in sequence and the natural process we witness is far more complex than we think it is. In a single frame, just like a photograph would freeze time, she too, accentuates each element that comes to play; highlighting its exact function in that particular scene. She illustrates realistically what happens in life in a blink of an eye and puts forward every single detail that a normal eye would miss. I find her work very sophisticated, intimate and emotionally captivating. Her works is what some may say, influential and memorable for its intricacy. These two installations below, is by far my favorite.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Kate MccGwire's work asks questions about the very nature of beauty. She's intrigued by the possibility of envisaging beauty as something more complex than merely what delights the senses: beauty can be about a problem; it can be something that repels you or makes you question the status quo. The idea that it is a cultural phenomenon, susceptible to argument through the creative process, fascinates her.
Lights On is an audio visual performance created for opening of the new Ars Electronica museum in Linz, Austria, which has a facade that contains 1085 LED controllable windows. The windows' colors are changed in realtime with music that's broadcasted on speakers surrounding the building.
The performance is approximately 10 minutes long. The whole performance has been recorded in software and can be replayed in the future for events.