Nonsense Lab

Žilvinas Kempinas
Tube
2009
magnetic tape installation

Inkyo Back
ChromoIllusion No.5 and No.6
2012
installation
Gallery Jireh, Heyri, Korea

Carlos Cruz-Diez
Chromoscope series
1968

(horizontal optokinetic nystagmus.)

Anoka Faruqee
untitled moiré works
2012
acrylic on linen on panel
variable dimensions

Jon PlappVibration2003acrylic on canvas84 x 84 cm

Jon Plapp
Vibration
2003
acrylic on canvas
84 x 84 cm

Simone DeckerWhite Noise1999isolation tape

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also see tomas saraceno’s ‘galaxies forming along filaments, like droplets along the strands of a spider’s web' from the venice biennale in 2009.

Simone Decker
White Noise
1999
isolation tape

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also see tomas saraceno’s ‘galaxies forming along filaments, like droplets along the strands of a spider’s web' from the venice biennale in 2009.

Department of Biological Flow
Ghosts in the Machine (Flight of the Mecha Butterflies)
work-in-process
installation (above: floor plan schematic)

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a proposition unfolding

1. affix mesh screen to paper coveralls to form the contours of a mesh skin suit.

2. arrange 8-foot-high walls of mesh screen, in various lengths, along horizontal, vertical and diagonal vectors around the gallery space.

3. participants who visit the gallery space will receive a mesh skin suit to wear for the duration of their stay.

4. participants move freely through the gallery space, forming ghostly topologies of moiré patterns.

D S NFORMAT ONThrenody from the Vision Machine

Sean Smith andDepartment of Biological Flow

January 12-26, 2012ArtLAB Gallery, University of Western Ontario

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Cross-section of eyeball, transverse and coronal views

Friedrich Kittler: “Before the end, something is coming to an end. The general digitization of channels and information erases the differences among individual media. Sound and image, voice and text are reduced to surface effects, known to consumers as interface. Sense and the senses turn into eyewash. Their media-produced glamor will survive for an interim as a by-product of strategic programs. Inside the computers themselves everything becomes a number: quantity without image, sound, or voice. And once optical fiber networks turn formerly distinct data flows into a standardized series of digitized numbers, any medium can be translated into any other. With numbers, everything goes. Modulation, transformation, synchronization; delay, storage, transposition; scrambling, scanning, mapping — a total media link on a digital base will erase the very concept of medium. Instead of wiring people and technologies, absolute knowledge will run as an endless loop.”

"The optoelectronic channel in particular will be immune to disturbances that might randomize the pretty bit patterns behind the images and sounds. Immune, that is, to the bomb."

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Gramophone, Film, Typewriter, Stanford University Press, 1999, p.1.

D S NFORMAT ON
Threnody from the Vision Machine

Sean Smith and
Department of Biological Flow

January 12-26, 2012
ArtLAB Gallery, University of Western Ontario

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Cross-section of eyeball, transverse and coronal views

Friedrich Kittler: “Before the end, something is coming to an end. The general digitization of channels and information erases the differences among individual media. Sound and image, voice and text are reduced to surface effects, known to consumers as interface. Sense and the senses turn into eyewash. Their media-produced glamor will survive for an interim as a by-product of strategic programs. Inside the computers themselves everything becomes a number: quantity without image, sound, or voice. And once optical fiber networks turn formerly distinct data flows into a standardized series of digitized numbers, any medium can be translated into any other. With numbers, everything goes. Modulation, transformation, synchronization; delay, storage, transposition; scrambling, scanning, mapping — a total media link on a digital base will erase the very concept of medium. Instead of wiring people and technologies, absolute knowledge will run as an endless loop.”

"The optoelectronic channel in particular will be immune to disturbances that might randomize the pretty bit patterns behind the images and sounds. Immune, that is, to the bomb."

_____

Gramophone, Film, Typewriter, Stanford University Press, 1999, p.1.