Monday, September 28, 2009

Rate of Change

Opening tomorrow (September 29th) at the Courtyard Gallery at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan, New York City is Rate of Change:  Time and Space in Electronic Art as part of the New York Electronic Art Festival.  The exhibition, which runs through October 24th, is presented by our Soho neighbor Harvestworks and documents the transition of electronic art "from the 20th to the 21st century."

The centerpiece of the show is the 1998 virtual dance installation "Hand-drawn Spaces" by the late Merce Cunningham with Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar.  Click image below to view a brief excerpt from the virtual dance installation on Kaiser and Eshkars OpenEnded Group site.

Added October 8, 2008 
View slideshow of opening


With a background in both physics and fine art, Sachiko Kodama uses ferrofluid and magnetic fields to create her work.  Kodama talks about her work in this interview.  Following is a video which Kodama created with Yasushi Miyajima, with music by Tetsuhide Hidaka.  It's entitled "Morpho Towers, Two Standing Spirals."

If this art inspires you, try some DIY.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


This is what can happen when architecture is substituted for the projection screen.

Projection on Buildings from NuFormer Digital Media on Vimeo.

Berlin artist Philipp Geist's "facade projections" are more daring with experimental music and exquisite transitions.

Geneva Palais Eynard, Parc des Bastions Outdoor Video Installation by PHILIPP GEIST / Mapping (2009) 10min Clip from Philipp Geist | Videogeist on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Art Through Technology

The vast majority of the art exhibited in the galleries and museums of New York City is created using centuries-old technologies (paint on canvas, chisel and stone, etc.)  The same can be said of most "serious" music performed in this city, composed for the classic instruments of the orchestra.  Even rock music's electric guitar traces its beginnings back to the 1920s.

We love the ancient technologies!

Beyond the Silicon is a web tour of artistic endeavors (high, low, serious, pop, and other) created using novel or experimental technologies.

We'll start things off with one of our own.  This video was originally posted in December 2006 as an episode of the Silicon Soul Show.

Pop Quiz
View photo below.  Art through technology? Y or N?

 Photo by moirabot