Friday, 20 August 2010

Daniel Canogar Horror Vacui, 1999
Vacui's printed wallpaper instillation of repetitive hands invokes the experience of haptic technology through virtual environments that Vacui describes as 'the obsessive search for the tactile'.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Help me Rhonda

Rhonda is an open source 3D drawing tool developed by Amit Pitaru

Friday, 13 August 2010

Beam me Scotty

Gareth Neal, Anne Chair
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculpture to discover it. Michelangelo
Gareth Neal combines traditional techniques and forms with modern technology. Carved/ milled with a CNC machine the Queen Anne-style console 'sits' within its digitally rendered case. It is as if Neal's chair has been teleported from the Star ship Enterprise. Neal's Anne Chair image resembles the re-materialization status of an object in teleport where both matter and information momentarily coexist.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Mark Pernice & Christian Hanson, Photo Booth Mask, 2010
Originally a distorted portrait captured using Apple's Photo Booth application Pernice and Hanson construct the recorded image distortion as a three-dimensional mask.


Smith uses thumbnail images from the internet to construct three dimensional representations of the image and its rendered appearance in pixels.

Noisy Camouflage

Camouflage conceals shapes by generating hints of many other possible shapes. In this instance camouflage hides signal with noise, todays camouflage renders realism obsolete.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Digital Recliner

Nina Saunders, 'ever onwards' 2001
The interventionist work by Saunders and in particular 'ever onwards' presents the physically rendered form of Photoshops liquifying filter. The extrusion of the chairs arm beyond its usual form literally creates a slippage from one space to another.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Mountains of information

Luke Stronsnider Ansel Adams New Landscapes 2006
Stronsnider's artist book contains a series of Histograms of some of Ansel Adams' most powerful images.

Virtual Volume

Rob Matthews, Wikipedia
Artist Robert Matthews has printed and bound 5000 pages of Wikipedia into one physical volume. The physicality of the virtual resource draws attention to its now 'virtually' redundant function, reminding us that some words were never meant for print