Inspiration

Timeless Universe by Paul Friedlander

Mixing Mythology, Science and Art. 

This installation is made of 15 Kinetic pieces, illuminated by video projectors that are showing images generated by three computers. These videos are real-time animation, modified by the subject matter.

 “Timeless Universe”<p> by Paul Friedlander

When you look at the project’s gallery, you see another world…a dream world, full of striking light and the most amazing thing is, you could see it for real, it is no an illusion…

. but a great visual entertainment.

I have to say, that I have a big interest on video installation, especially when sculptures are used to create a real 3D effect. And this one is a pure wonder for my eyes and imagination

http://www.paulfriedlander.com/text/salal2006.htm

 

Few month ago I did a project mixing 2d, 3d projected partly on a real sculpture. I enjoyed the all experience and experimentation. The result looked better than what I thought it would. It is defenetly a field I will experiment further in a futur

 “Le Voyage”

“Le Voyage” by Sandrine Labat

“Le Voyage” by Sandrine Labat

 The next step would be to add an interaction to this kind of Video Installation

 

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Group Work

After the workshop, we tried to have constructive meeting with the group to share researches and ideas. We found the concept of chain reaction in a way difficult. Some ideas have been suggested, but our restricted knowledge refrain us. I suggested the creation of a blog, in which everybody will be able to get access and participate actively. The main purpose of the blog is to share easily ideas and thoughts for the assignment.

http://experimentalmedia.wordpress.com/

Sound and visual was a common area for our group work. So I did some research and found some funny and interesting project with Arduino made by Todbot.

Because our presentation is on Halloween, I thought we could add a little scary touch. To do so, I believe this tutorial of glowing eyes, would be ideal to finish the chain reaction group Project

http://todbot.com/blog/2006/10/14/spooky-arduino-projects-2/

http://todbot.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/arduino_spooky_projects_class2.pdf

 

 

 

JACKSON POLLOCK

During our class, someone mentioned Jackson Pollock. I obviously heard of him, but was not quiet sure of his work. I discovered that he was the foremost member of the first generation  “Abstract Impressionists” which came to maturity just after World War II.

“Abstract Impressionist” is a style of painting that combines abstract form and expressionist emotional value.

Pollock concept seems to be mainly based on the abandons the traditional idea of composition. When you look at his work, you cannot focus on one part of the painting, every part is important.

`Gardians of the secret by Jackson Pollock

 Guardians of the Secret

 

 

“When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. It is only after a sort of “get acquainted” period that I see what I have been about. I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.”

 

Marcel Duschamp was one of the first to think that art engage a Dialoge (especially with his already made piece, pushing the spectator to react), however not all artist agreed with it, especially Pollock. His piece are made to watch passively (at least that is what he stated)

 

CONCEPT

 

 The fountain by Duchamp

 During the lesson we have been ask to think about concept. Duchamp has open the door to conceptual art, using already made item in art and selling the idea as art. These ideas are particular to the Dada movement. I believe we could say that his most influential and controversial piece is the “Fountain”, which has been bought by the Tate at an amazing price of £621600.00. I am sure that if there is a life after death, Duchamp is having a good laugh at it…

 

 Now a day Art has been heavily influenced by Dada and Fluxus movements, using representation of personal usage of new media to conceive new idea. There are no more boundaries; I feel we can say: “all art is experimental”

The Artist is free to express any thoughts, ideas, concept through whatever means possible. Concept can relate to personal, emotional state (following the path of Freud or else). It can be associated as well, to history of art, politics…anything really…even jokes…

or anti-art statement.

But in my case, I always think visually, and I found it sometimes difficult to think of a deep concept. I mainly create in my sleep, and wake up with a visual or musical piece.

 

“Art is the record of event of what happen”

Today I heard this sentence, It is so evident, that I do not feel the need to argue, or explain.

 

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