The Flood - Patrick Watson
Today, I cycled to Guildford Chantries to eat my lunch with a view and also give my shiny new camera a whirl.
(I don’t know how to selfie)
Music by Bodhi Glitch
Documentation for Ecdysis is now launched on Dazed and Confused: Visionaries...Installation2014ECDYSIS is an immersive audio-visual installation depicting biological and architectural adaptation. In Ecdysis, kinetic light, scored by ambient sound, is cast on 36 interwoven planes, suspended in space by their tensional integrity.
Ecdysis is a culmination of contrasts, tracing across gradients of the geometric and organic, the digital and the physical, the melodic and the dissonant. Viewers of the piece are invited to walk within the installation to experience the piece from multiple perspectives, rejecting the notion of audience as passive spectator as they themselves become enveloped forms within the world of Ecdysis.Materials:Wood, 3 10K Lumen Projectors, loud speakers
Dimensions:Variable (suggested: w10m x h10m x d15m)Credits:
Michelle Higa Fox: Technical DirectionChris Lunney: Technical DirectionSquare Fabrication: FabricationSlanted Studios: ProductionAmber Schaefer: Production
“I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.”
Created by Olivier Ratsi, an artist on the ANTIVJ visual label, Onion Skin is a new immersive installation comprised of two walls, positioned at right angles and augmented by a projection and a 5.1 sound broadcast. The experience of the installation is based on a very specific point of view, a precise position from which a new dimension is revealed to the audience by anamorphosis.
Recycling New Technologies
When the term ‘computer art’ is thrown around, it is safe to assume that some people automatically think about art that is created using digital mediums.
But what about ‘computer art’ as art that is made, literally, from parts of a computer?
Multimedia artist Leonard Ulian takes inspiration from traditional artistic practices such as sand mandalas and book binding, and combines this inspiration with various electrical components, computer parts and copper wire. Mimicking two time consuming traditional practices, Ulian’s work can be interpreted as creating a network between traditional and contemporary, or in the case of the mandalas specifically, comparing spiritual and ritualistic representations of the universe with the artist’s own fascination in how systems can be applied to the process of art making.
Similarly, mixed-media artist Anna Dabrowska, better known as Finnabair, takes inspiration from a Victorian-era style of art to create her ‘steampunk’ collages using found objects such as computer parts. The artist herself describe her practice as “industrial art, cyberpunk art, or artistic upcycling”, taking modern technologies that have been deemed obsolete, thrown out, and applying them to traditional art practices.
Competition Entry, Honorable Mention, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, 1961
(John Johansen & Constantino Nivola)