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George Legrady - Algorithmic Visualizations

January 21, 2006 6:00 pm to February 25, 2006

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The exhibition will present three projects from George Legrady’s recent body of work.

Algorithmic Visualizations
2002-present
Animation Projection and Digital prints, 32 x 42″ each

“Algorithmic Visualizations” consists of images created directly from mathematical equations that have their origins in image processing algorithms.

Making Visible the Invisible
2005

A 2 screen display of a commission for the Rem Koolhaas designed Seattle Public Library, featuring visualizations that are based on statistical analyses of the circulation of non-fiction books catalogued according to the Dewey decimal system going in and out of the library’s collection.

Kinetic Flow
2006
Vermont/Santa Monica Station, Los Angeles MetroRail

Preview of a visualization for a leaning 18′ x 24′ concrete wall above a staircase and escalator unit at the entrance of the station. The design concept for the image has been to engage the kinetic experience of the downward movement on both escalator and staircase, one smooth, the other sequential. The algorithmically generated abstract visual rendition uses statistical data sampled from LA metro traffic circulation to seed the image generating equation.

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Scott Snibbe - Visceral Cinema: Chien

September 10, 2005 6:00 pm to October 16, 2005

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Visceral Cinema: Chien re-imagines the surrealist masterpiece Un Chien Andalou, by Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel. The work combines key moments from the film with viewers’ shadows to form interactive projections. All of the action occurs in silhouette. Initially, viewers see a large video projection of a man pulling a grand piano towards the viewer. When viewers walk between the projector and the projection, their shadows affect the projected man’s actions. If a viewer moves between the man and the piano, the piano is pushed back, causing the man to strain harder and lose ground. If a viewer intersects the man, the man dissolves into ants at their point of intersection, and the ants gradually overtake the entire screen. This application of surrealist techniques to an interactive setting plays with viewers’ sense of image, representation, shadow, body, and self.

Scott Snibbe installation view

This exhibit is shown in collaboration with the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts.

Ed Burton - Darwinism on a Desktop

July 29, 2005 at 7:30 pm

Ed Burton lecture photo courtesy of the IFF
They crawl, they hop, they slink and they undulate. Some roll, some fly and others unfold into complex forms from a simple triangle. These “creatures” are the products of an extraordinary evolutionary experiment that now involves more than 100,000 people worldwide. Each of these forms has been created through a program called the sodaconstructor that enables users to build models that increasingly resemble living organisms. Over the past five years a global community has brought forth from this digital mud a Cambrian explosion of species: walkers, stalkers, floaters and flyers; things that tumble and skip; simulations of spiders, crabs and starfish; monopeds, bipeds, tripeds and centipeds; self-propelling squares, and a mobius strip that turns itself inside out. This imaginary Galapagos resides on a server in the Shoreditch area of London’s east end in the office of Soda Creative, an innovative company that specializes in producing software at the boundary of art and education. (www.sodaplay.com)
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Peter Cho - Takeluma

July 16, 2005 6:00 pm to August 13, 2005

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Given that we have two installations with nonsensical titles opening this Saturday night, we figured it was as good a time as any to start talking about truth and meaning. (Don’t worry it’ll be quick.) In Plato’s cave, captive prisoners are convinced that the shadows they see and echoes they hear — and they’ve never seen or heard anything else — are the real thing. They see the shadow of a donkey and they call it the “donkey.” Peter Cho’s projection for his Takeluma project attempts to show the shadows cast by the hidden meaning of our spoken utterances. The artist team of Davis & Davis seem to come at it from the opposite direction. Their installation EFAC gives us the shadows and (unlike 1 Year Later, their previous installation at Telic) the artifice, drawing us in while leaving the answers as elusive as ever.

Michael Chu - Fishscape

June 26, 2004 at 6:00 pm

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“Fishscape” is about the reinterpretation of a physical fish space into a digital one where seemingly simple motion is transformed into an orchestrated landscape of hues that begins to visually express a certain aesthetics of shape and movement. The ordinary twist and turns of goldfishes are converted into a disply of color and light that permeates the screen only for that brief moment in time… until they swim by again.  See video

Casey Reas - TI

May 15, 2004 at 6:00 pm

Installation view
Growth. Expansion. Boundary. Decay. Aggregate layers of abstraction remove every trace of systemic complexity, revealing a living surface. Structured form emerges from the results of thousands of local interactions between autonomous elements. 

Peter Cho - Money Plus

February 14, 2004 at 6:00 pm

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Money Plus looks for money on the Internet by querying the Google search engine in real time. This project revisualizes and recontexualizes a simple web search. Viewers can ask for money + another term, ie “money and the meaning of life.”  See video

Daniel Sauter + Osman Khan - We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program…

January 10, 2004 at 6:00 pm

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled program… Reinterpreting the broadcast stream by abstraction and time lapse. The installation investigates the very nature of television with its numerous channels, its ubiquity and its perpetual flow. A computer processes every frame of the broadcast in real time by collapsing the television image into a thin slice. A series of these slices are projected back onto the wall next to a television creating a revisualization of the broadcast. In reinterpreting the broadcast stream by abstraction and time lapse, “We interrupt…” paints a reimagined TV landscape. See video

Pete Connolly - Flood

December 13, 2003 at 6:00 pm

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‘Flood’ is a visual representation of internet saturation. It extracts current news headlines from the internet in different languages and injects them into a constantly evolving soup of letterforms. See video