Grant Barnhart installation at Ambach and Rice in LA. I didn’t see this sculpture in on his works page. It’s a cute little bugger. Loving the play between the sculptures and the abstractions in his painting.
In a spectacular, sculptural work, forms built from paper become organic backdrops for undulating pixels in an audiovisual work by Daniel Schwarz. I like that he describes this as partially “non-mapped.” That is, if projection mapping is the use of software to create calculated virtual geometries on which to project, you can also just point a beamer at something that isn’t flat and see what happens. The appeal of projection mapping is to me really about getting away from flat rectangles – not that there’s anything wrong with them, but because it expands the canvas on which digital projection can work. Sometimes, you want perfectly-tuned mappings, but sometimes you actually want distortion and imperfection. It’d be a shame to lose sight of the latter just because of the novelty (and now ease) of the former.
I just can’t get enough of this work. It brings me back to my early days of computing on an Atari 1040ST. Copying BASIC programs out of magazines, typing garbage into text windows, and staring at the dithering techniques used in the graphics.
Impulse 101 - a diptych, half painting/half beamer. 100% on the internet. the work begins with the 4 foundational font characters of 8-bit Block ASCII, ░ ▒ ▓ █.it consists of two 100 x 100 cm canvases. the left (black) side is acrylic on canvas, while the right counterpart is a beamer projection of ASCII art animations utilizing real and faux copy paste glitches in MS WordPad.
the work provided video movement to the performance, and in return the symbols were presented to her audience replicating in the physicality of the space and reproduced in every layer of the video and photo documentation. the story of these shapes has only just begun; the concept spins and spins on an abstract plane, touching down in different tactile forms, the manifestations of which can never be fully quantified or documented.
Part installation, part net art, part ASCII art, part glitch art - as demonstrated by this ANIGIF:
Impulse 101 is a diptych, half painting/half beamer, 100% on the internet.
The work begins with the 4 foundational font characters of 8-bit Block ASCII, ░ ▒ ▓ █. It consists of two 100 x 100 cm canvases. The left (black) side is acrylic on canvas, while the right counterpart is a beamer projection of ASCII art animations utilizing real and faux copy paste glitches in MS WordPad.
More information, examples, gif animation and videos can be found here