[-empyre-] interpreting datasets from science and natureinanimation (Richard)
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Wed Feb 24 09:49:28 EST 2010
I'm hoping we can get "Golan's piece" working shortly. I'll let you
know. -- Helen
On Feb 23, 2010, at 9:12 AM, Simon Biggs wrote:
> I saw the Decode show. I think it is a good case in point here.
> There were a small number of works that were conceptually and
> contextually intriguing enough to demand more than a few seconds
> contemplation. Sadly Golan Levin’s piece was broken so I don’t know
> if that was one of them. I liked a mirror piece where you gradually
> appeared the longer you were stationery – except I saw the same
> thing done far better, with real visceral and disturbing impact, by
> Romy Achituv in a show in Macau a decade ago. Lozzano-Hemmer’s
> kissing wallpaper piece was of some interest but far from his best.
> Casey Reas piece was a Reas piece - a well known one at that.
> I know the show was at the V&A and its remit extends to design and
> the decorative arts as well as visual and other arts and crafts.
> However, much of the work in the show did not rise above the
> simplistically decorative. In the case of Lozzano-Hemmer he was
> happy to present his work as wallpaper, which was at least honest.
> What was disturbing was how many of the people presenting their work
> in the show sought to inflate it to the status of art when most of
> it was closer to ambient noodling, environmental design or, well,
> wallpaper. It might look appealing in a club or foyer where people
> will not pause to consider what the work might signify but to
> present it as art was hubris. In those cases where the work was
> clearly a design prototype, such as a text/data zoetrope piece,
> things worked far better and evoked interest within the intended
> I have only seen Ikeda’s work in documentation and heard his music.
> He would have fitted into the Decode show very well.
> Simon Biggs
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> From: Corrado Morgana <corradomorgana at blueyonder.co.uk>
> Reply-To: soft_skinned_space <empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au>
> Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 08:27:32 -0000
> To: 'soft_skinned_space' <empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au>
> Subject: Re: [-empyre-] interpreting datasets from science and
> natureinanimation (Richard)
> Ikeda's work at the recent Decode exhibition..loved it (again), felt
> like I
> was a the starship captain I've wanted to be since boyhood ;-)
> I think the data was actually starcharts but visualised in 3
> separate forms.
> Not sure what the animation was actually for though (sequentially
> star proximity from a fixed point?)
> Surely though most visualisation is tweaked towards some form of
> quality either for clarity of purpose/readability or 'wowing' an
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