Thursday, 16 December 2010
Recently been looking at ways of displaying huge amounts of data, Facebook, wikileaks etc. Need to learn some database programs really but i cant see it being easy.
Heres a couple of screenshots of my friends on Facebook and the mutual friend links they have in common with me mapped using an online diagram generator called touchgraph.
I really like them
Monday, 13 December 2010
In my first year of university i managed to be in the right place at the right time and bagged a couple of days work with local Bristol based artist Luke Jerram. It was simply cutting some metal pipes for a project he was working on but i had the chance to see how he worked and what his studio practice was like. His most well known work, to me anyway, was the 'play me i'm yours' project which consisted of pianos placed around the city allowing the general public to just have a go.
' ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ provides an interconnected resource, a blank canvas, for the public to express themselves and share their creativity. Questioning the ownership and rules of public space 'Play Me I'm Yours' is a provocation, inviting the public to engage with, activate and take ownership of their urban environment. In June 2009, 'Play Me, I'm Yours' was discussed in the House of Lords regarding the absurdity of the UK music licensing laws.'
His website is full of cool projects he has completed or currently has in the pipeline. Definitely worth a look.
Visited the Barbican gallery to see Céleste Boursier-Mougenots commission for the curve.
"Trained as a musician and composer, French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot creates works by drawing on the rhythms of daily life to produce sound in unexpected ways. His installation for The Curve will take the form of a walk-though aviary for a flock of zebra finches, furnished with electric guitars and other instruments and objects. As the birds go about their routine activities, perching on or feeding from the various pieces of equipment, they create a captivating, live soundscape."
Highlight of the show was when one of the finches hopped onto my foot :)
On a gallery visit to London i came across this artist, the work on show was called "the clock" and consisted of a full 24 hour movie made up of clips from various movie scenes that show or reference the time.
I only saw an hour and a half of it but i enjoyed it. When i had the chance i researched the guy and found some of his previous work which caught my eye:
This is Marclay performing using a selection of records that he cuts up then glues back together to create these mutated records.
It isn't to everyones taste but i really liked the idea.
The piece was on show at the White Cube, heres the link for more info, http://www.whitecube.com/artists/marclay/photographsll/