Archive for the ‘sound’ Category

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Electronic Tattoo

October 8, 2007

Scanner recently returned from a trip to the Netherlands and several projects with Philips Design. This is one such example of the work.

Tattoos and physical mutilation are amongst the oldest forms of personal expression and identity. Subcultures have used tattoos as a form of self representation; a visual language communicating personality and status. Philips Design examined the growing trend of extreme body adornment like tattoos, piercing, implants and scarring.

The Electronics Tattoo film expresses the visual power of sensitive technology applied to the human body. The film subtly leads the viewer through the simultaneous emotional and aesthetic transformations between two lovers.

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Brian Eno’s 77 million paintings

July 5, 2007

The North American premiere of 77 Million Paintings was presented by San Francisco’s Long Now Foundation, an art collective established to pursue projects promoting a “slower and better” worldview. The show is one of Eno’s “generative” works. He loads his images and sounds onto a computer, which plays them back randomly as an infinite set of permutations – hence the title.

The audio-visual installation, 77 Million Paintings, has been shown in various forms in Venice, Tokyo and London. The San Francisco installation is the largest yet.

Personally I hope this comes back to the UK as it’s something I am very interested in seeing and developing my systems close to it for performance. It is reassuring to know there is an audience for this type of work, of this size.

There is a video of this if you scroll down into this entry.



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