someprojects.info

2009

someprojects Information about some projects by Marek Walczak, Martin Wattenberg, Rory Solomon, Wesley Heiss, Johanna Kindvall and others will now be documented at http://someprojects.info….

[here][now]

2009

HERE & NOW[here][now] is an installation and Internet artwork that investigates the limits of patience and space in a multi-user virtual 3D environment. The project draws comparisons between technological progress and geographical exploration, implicitly hinting at an equivalence between forgotten geographies and outmoded technologies.

[here][now] will premier at the Incheon Digital Art Festival 2009 in Korea on August 7th 2009.

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Noplace at Synthetic Times

2008

Noplace at Synthetic Times, Beijing Noplace Installation premiered as part of Synthetic Times in Beijing, running from June 9 – July 3, 2008. More images from the installation are here

Thinking Machine at Moma

2008

Thinking Machine at MomaWe are pleased to announce that Thinking Machine is currently installed as part of Design and the Elastic Mind at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition will run from February 24th to May 12th 2008.

More on Thinking Machines here.

Noplace : Heaven at Video Vortex

2007

noplace : heavenIf you are in Amsterdam on Friday 19th October we invite you to the opening of Video Vortex at the Netherlands Media Art Institute

Where we will be showing our work:
Noplace : Heaven

You may enjoy some screengrabs of the piece.

An Archive of Memory

2007

Cooper Hewitt This site specific artwork at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s 2006 Design Triennial is situated in front of a window facing the garden. It explores the reciprocal relationship between garden and interior, by reinterpreting the idea of window as a luminous and temporal information threshold.

Once a day a camera adjacent to the main entrance to the garden, records a 30 second film segment of the tree canopy along the back edge of the garden. This cumulative sequence is stored in a computer and played back on the 6ft x 3ft plane of Light Emitting Diode circuit boards. A larger 9ft x 5ft acid etched plane placed between the viewer and the LEDs resolves the pixilated abstractions presented by the LEDs. Meanwhile the compressed nature of the sequence reveals the temporal nature of the garden as it is transformed by the seasons.

Noplace

2006

NoplaceNoplace is an interactive installation and website that aggregates utopias into a shared vision of paradise. We are developing software that collects data, images, and texts via the web and uses these feeds to create virtual architectural structures. These structures expand as utopias are added to the project. In the final installation, projected shadows on the gallery walls represent the architecture that’s evolved from the data, creating a physical browser which viewers can manipulate and transform with a wave of their hands.

Noplace has won a Creative Capital Award and is currently under development. More…

Thinking Table

2005

Thinking TableThinking Table 4 is currently on exhibit at the Banff Center in Canada as part of the show The Art Formerly Known as New Media. In this version two players play against each other using a touchscreen.

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CityCollage

2005

CityCollageCityCollage creates a leisurely, painterly image of a single second. Your image is used as a palette that echoes the sampling of the artist’s eye. CityCollage takes your photo and uses it to build a streetscape. You become the raw material for an urban construction. As in a city, your own presence is tangential, one ingredient among many. You may not even see yourself, until a sudden moment of recognition, like spotting a familiar face in a crowd.

Two cameras are trained on two views, one on the street, one in a private space at the installation. Each time movement is detected in the private sphere, a new streetscape is created.

Citycollage was part of the show ‘Urbanisms‘ at the Pace Digital Gallery. More…

Third Person

2004

Third PersonThird person is a temporal mirror. Using camera recognition technology, it replaces realtime video of people at the installation with clips recorded earlier. In the present, people’s movements are ‘averaged’, a little like a Muybridge photo sequence, so that they form the canvas onto which the previous footage then plays.

People are visible only as dark silhouettes against which, perhaps, you can see a previous clip of a figure in white descending the same staircase.

Third Person was shown at the ICA, London, as well as at LMCC, 4 Walls Film Club and by appointment.

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Parade

2004

Parade ‘Parade’ is made from an exaggerated physiognomy, reacting to the movements of the passers by. Parade is part of a site-specific new media project called Third Person.

Parade is an interactive cinema installation shown in the town of Hudson in New York on December 4th 2004. Between 4pm and 8pm, 10,000 people took part in a ‘Winterwalk’, during which time we projected on the two windows of 330 U Gallery.

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Adrift

1999

AdriftADRIFT was an evolving multi-location Internet performance event that combined movement through 3D space, multiple narratives and richly textured sound streaming between virtual and real geographies.
Recent performances were designed for presentation as spectacles in physical locations. Making use of the output of 3 vrml cameras, ADRIFT was received by three computers and projected by three projectors onto a semicircular screen. The work focused on multiple journeys through a harbor and through virtual space.

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Periscope Window

1997

Periscope WindowThe Periscope Window is an optical device located in the stairway of a residence in Minneapolis which redirects views of the exterior onto a diffused glass screen. The window aperture faces the property line and a fence at eye level, with views of a tree and the sky above and beyond. The goal was to multiply views of the tree and sky while obscuring any direct views into the house.

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