Posts Tagged ‘Technology

25
Jan
12

Jordan Tull : ‘Re/Activate’ (Installation)

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Wieden + Kennedy Gallery – Portland, Oregon
Re/Activate is a collaborative installation with artist Damien Gilley

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‘Re/Activate’
amber acrylic, mirror acrylic, fluorescent lamps
paint, screws, artist’s tape, vinyl, wood
dimensions variable
2011
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‘Re/Activate’
amber acrylic, mirror acrylic, fluorescent lamps
paint, screws, artist’s tape, vinyl, wood
dimensions variable
2011
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‘Re/Activate’
amber acrylic, mirror acrylic, fluorescent lamps
paint, screws, artist’s tape, vinyl, wood
dimensions variable
2011
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‘Re/Activate’
amber acrylic, mirror acrylic, fluorescent lamps
paint, screws, artist’s tape, vinyl, wood
dimensions variable
2011
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‘Re/Activate’
amber acrylic, mirror acrylic, fluorescent lamps
paint, screws, artist’s tape, vinyl, wood
dimensions variable
2011
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‘Re/Activate’
amber acrylic, mirror acrylic, fluorescent lamps
paint, screws, artist’s tape, vinyl, wood
dimensions variable
2011
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Jordan Tull explores the exchange between artwork, site, and viewer through sculpture and installation. Tull has produced site-specific sculpture responding to architectural settings throughout Portland, OR. His object-based sculptures explore structural and perceptual phenomenon through geometric abstraction and allusive metaphor. Tull’s current work advances for the development of new spatial languages experienced within the context of contemporary architecture and sculptural discourse. Through technology, collaboration and experimentation Tull creates radical asymmetries, ordering systems and dynamic geometric progressions as applied to site-specific contexts and computer-generated models. Tull’s works aim to establish an alternative perceptual approach to spatial applications through the employment of computer-aided fabrication technology and space manipulation.

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Jordan Tull : Website

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19
Dec
11

James Clar : ‘A Moment Defined by A Point and A Line’

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James Clar’s work is a fusion of technology, popular culture, and visual information. His work explores the limitations of various communication mediums and its effect on the individual and society. Focusing on the visual arts, his work often controls and manipulates light – the intersection of all visual mediums.

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‘Boom’
Fluorescent lights
85 x 120 cm
2011
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‘A Moment Defined by A Point and A Line’
30 cm x 42 cm x 20 cm
Acrylic, CCFL
2010
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‘A Moment Defined by A Point and A Line’
30 cm x 42 cm x 20 cm
Acrylic, CCFL
2010
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‘A Moment Defined by A Point and A Line’
30 cm x 42 cm x 20 cm
Acrylic, CCFL
2010
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The pieces in this series each represent a historical assassination. They reduce a pivotal moment in history to basic math – the point of impact for each bullet and the angle of trajectory – displayed as lines of light intersecting a clear acrylic block. The people chosen for this series are Malcolm X, King Faisal, and Amadou Diallo. Malcolm X was shot 15 times during one of his speeches on black nationalism. King Faisal was shot in the head, in what’s believed to be a CIA driven assassination. Guinean immigrant, Amadou Diallo was shot at 41 times by police, 19 of the bullets hit him, and the policemen involved were found not guilty to manslaughter. This series asks the viewer to consider the cultural impact each of these people had in their time and the lasting effects they have in present day society. It also asks the question – how would the media portray them if their killings took place today?

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James Clar : Website

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02
Apr
11

Fernand Léger : Paintings

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Enormous enlargements of an object or a fragment give it a personality it never had before,
and in this way, it can become a vehicle of entirely new lyric and plastic power.” Fernand Léger

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“The women and children”
Fernand Léger
Oil on Canvas

“The great tug”
Fernand Léger
Oil on Canvas

“The bridge of the tug”
Fernand Léger
Oil on Canvas

“The tug”
Fernand Léger
Oil on Canvas

“The disks in the city”
Fernand Léger
Oil on Canvas

“Women in an Interior”
Fernand Léger
Oil on Canvas

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Fernand Léger initially trained as an architect. He was part of the avant garde circle of artists working in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century. Prior to the First World War, his work was strongly influenced by Cubism. He also shared Futurism’s fascination with technology, machinery and the increased speed with which modern life was being lived. Léger developed his own style by combining elements of both movements. His paintings centred on powerful contrasts of forms and although his subjects were often abstracted, fractured and seen from multiple viewpoints, they always remained visually legible. His paintings highlighted the volumetric qualities of objects by simplifying forms into tubular structures and reducing colours to monochromes, primaries and secondaries. Léger’s intention was to conjure up the intense and unsettling experience of modern life itself with the visual dissonance of his colour contrasts. He wanted his art to have a similar physical effect to speed and noise. [i-map]

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Fernand Léger : Tate

Fernand Léger : Artworks

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01
Feb
11

Alex M. Lee : Lazlo’s Shadow (After LSM) – Video

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“I’m interested in altering the perception and processes around images. My work employs the use of computer-aided design in order to complicate the discussion around digital and mechanical-based image production. These projects take the form of prints or computer animations. I draw from an exploration of techniques and an interpretation of art history in order to reconstitute the simulated and the real.” A.M.Lee

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“Lazlo’s Shadow (after LSM)”, installation view (excerpt)
2 channel 3D animation, one channel projected on floor
and another at right angle on wall, dimensions variable
Dolby Surround Sound, loops every 9:10 minutes, 2010

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Lazlo’s Shadow (After Light Space Modulator) is a two-channel video projection involving the virtual re-creation of Lazlo Moholy-Nagy’s Light Space Modulator. Originally created in 1930s, the LSM embodied Moholy-Nagy’s belief in the utilization of machines in the creation of art to be part of the zeitgeist of the 20th Century. Lazlo’s Shadow utilizes the abilities of 3D computer graphics to re-create and re-structure the presentation of the original LSM while accurately presenting a virtual cast of shadow and light in the physical space of the gallery. Lazlo’s Shadow embodies the renewed relevance of the Bauhaus in the context of virtual imaging. The Bauhaus re-conceptualized the relation of technology to culture and the relativity of representation and reality. Recent advances in 3D imaging represents a big paradigm shift since the Bauhaus, making the Bauhaus visioning of the relation between machines, technology, and culture important to interpret virtually.[Extract : A.M. Lee : Lazlo’s Shadow (after LSM)]

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Alex M. Lee : Vimeo

Alex M. Lee : Website

Reframing Photography (video)

07
Aug
10

Guten Touch : Interactive Art Installation

Guten Touch Installation
Concept, Design and Coding by Multitouch Barcelona
Music: Saeglopur – Sigur Ros

Designed for the Red Bull Music Academy 08, Guten Touch is an interactive art installation that involves people into a natural relationship with technology. A two projected displays system plus a 3m x 2m multitouch wall showcase applications designed to engage us into human friendly experiences rather than flashy and jaw-dropping visualizations. Space Invaders hit by foam balls, pixel paintings created with brushes, and digital objects held by hands try to blur boundaries between real and digital. Guten Touch is our enthusiastic good morning to natural interaction.

MULTITOUCH BARCELONA.COM : Natural Interaction Project

10
Jul
10

Tatsuo Miyajima : Artist

“Everything changes.
Everything keeps going on forever.
Everything is interacted with each other.” – Tatsuo Miyajima

Pile Up Life No1
LED, Firebrick, Mortar, Electric Wire, Power Supply Transformer, Wooden Pallet.
2010

Mega Death
L.E.D., IC, electric wire, light sensor
1999

Far Line 38
LED, Electric Wire,
2008

Far Line 38
LED, Electric Wire,
2008

Floating Time
Installation
2000

Pile UP LIfe
Installation View, Lisson Gallery
2010

“Tatsuo Miyajima is one of the most significant artists to have emerged during the tumultuous late 1980s, as part of an overall transformation within contemporary art from an expressionist paradigm to one more closely related to the conceptual orientation of the artwork. In purely historical terms, Miyajima’s importance as a figure is linked to the totality with which he embraced a very simple methodology, counting, to express his ideas about a profound and elusive subject, time… Far from fetishising the role of technology in daily life, [he] invites us to see through its illusions and to construct for ourselves a more sceptical attitude toward the ways in which time is experienced.” [extract : Dan Cameron : The Place of Time – text]

Beginning with number one (Miyajima never employs zero) he continues with endless counting using a network of digital LED devices and mirrored surfaces.

“He has understood the profound and dramatic sense of the temporal continuum, its numerical progression that tends toward infinity, since it is outside the reach of the circumstantial existence of the individual… What never fails to appear is the pause, the interstice that separates the number, and that lets it advance towards the future.” [extract : Achille Boniti Oliva : The Deluge of Time – text]

Though not strictly associated with any one generation, historical comparisons could be made not only with ‘On Kawara’ in particular, but also Fontana, Beuys and Mondrian. These references, evident throughout his ouevre, make him a fluid bridge between East and West… philosophy and technology, painting and installation, performance and social event.

“In the end, Tatsuo Miyajima’s is the painting of time on the surface of space.”

[extract : Lisson Gallery : press release]

Tatsuo Miyajima : Lisson Gallery

Tatsuo Miyajima : Pile Up Life

Tatsuo Miyajima : Portfolio




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