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"Steel volumes bolted to the concrete bed of the L.A. River (Ballona Creek) during winter rains in January, 2010. After one week in river, the forms, wrapped with accumulated debris, were unfastened and taken back to the studio."
land art (and overhead satellite view)
1500’ x 50’ x 30’
Mormon Mesa, Nevada
Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt)
welded brass and steel, painted
Department of Biological Flow
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Traffic shaping is a computer network traffic management technique which delays some or all datagrams to bring them into compliance with a desired traffic profile.
1. Some math: m is the artist standing within a large embryonic volume made of translucent latex; L is the hose of an industrial vacuum; vt is the rotation speed of a 360-degree camera placed at the origin of the circle, facing the artist.
2. The latex embryo is filled with air to approximately 75% of capacity.
3. The artist begins walking around in a counter-clockwise circle, tethered by the hose to its origin. A switch is flicked on the vacuum, causing air to be slowly removed from within the embryonic volume.
4. The artist continues to walk around the circle at a speed synchronized with the rotation of the camera.
5. Once the airspace inside the embryo is nearly empty, the artist attempts to locate the breathing apparatus.
6. The performance ends when the artist can no longer walk.
keywords: yoshinori sunahara, horse tether circle, latex vacuum bondage, 360 degree swivel camera, critical art ensemble
from the series Hiding in the City
performance and photography
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Hakim Bey: “Absolutely nothing but a futile martyrdom could possibly result now from a head-on collision with the terminal State, the megacorporate information State, the empire of Spectacle and Simulation.”