1962 is project by Raphaël Bastide which isn’t that easy to explain. 1962 are sculptures conceptualized using a revision control system and represented physically. Euh … again, Raphaël made a sculpture and documented it on github, a service primarily used by programmers to document and save their code. Then he started to make changes (revisions) to it and also documented those on github. Now you can build that sculpture, thanks to the documentation and you can even modify it as long as you document it on github and let Raphaël know.
It might sound quite nerdy and it is, but it is still very interesting to see this kind of workflow in the process of creating art.
“Asobi” is Yasutoki Kariya’s version of a Newton’s cradle, which you probably know as a desktop toy. Yasutoki made a version with light bulbs which illustrate the transfer of kinetic energy. If you look closely to the video, you will notice that the outer bulbs don’t touch the other ones. But it’s still a very nice installation.
Noisy Typer is a new speed project by Theo Watson. It’s a free piece of software which plays typewriter sounds as you type. It runs in the background and works with all applications ( email, web, word etc ). Key sounds include: letter keys, spacebar, backspace, carriage return and scroll up and down. At the moment it’s OS X only.
Tonight I went to the opening of ‘Impetus and Movement‘, the 3rd Ars Electronica exhibition at the Volkswagen Automobil Forum Unter den Linden in Berlin.
I was very eager to go because I knew that the installation ‘Particles‘ by Daito Manabe & Motoi Ishibashi would be there. ‘Particles’ is an illumination installation of seemingly floating lights. It’s actually a quite complex installation. Just watch the video and you’ll understand why I wanted to see it.
Unfortunately, it didn’t really work at the exhibition. I can imagine that this isn’t the easiest installation to build up.
Anyhow, there’re 11 other installations and 6 video artworks at the exhibition which make it definitely worth it. You can go and see it till September 16th and it’s free!
A huge mirror is mounted onto a wall. When visitors enter the space the mirror starts moving subtly and wavelike. Visitors facing the mirror will be irritated by the vibrating reflection of themselves and their surrounding. This sensation causes not only a vague feeling of dizziness but also a latent distrust of one’s own eyes and spatial perception.