New International Perspective for Asia--ART TAIPEI 2012 Special Review
Author: Sylvie Lin
(...) New media art is not only the main trend in the international art scene but also the most popular artistic genre in Taiwan. Among the new media pieces shown in ART TAIPEI this year, there were works brought by [DAM] Berlin Gallery from Germany with its focus on digital art after 1960s. The gallery took part in the fair for the second time and showed works by leading figure in software art, Casey Reas. The works shown here are done through parametric processing. They represent abstract images filled with endless fragmentations and appear to exist between rational calculation and vague consciousness. As for Eelco Brand who was trained as a painter, his digital images are hyper-realistic representations of natural or realistic scenes; they drew much curiosity in the fair. (...)
Eelco Brand, I.movie, 2012, 3D animation, endless
C.E.B. Reas and Tal Rosner are collaborating on a site-specific video mural for the new Frank Gehry-designed home of the New World Symphony in Miami, scheduled to open on 25 January 25 2011.
Created for the building's 7,000-square-foot exterior projection wall, this large-scale installation takes its inspiration directly from the new building and the surrounding historical art deco neighborhood of Miami Beach. Based on thousands of photographs taken over the course of the construction of the new building and images of local architecture, the ever- changing mural will shift between the recognizable and the abstract, animating and creating new forms on the building's surface.
Using the same visual source material, the mural will be punctuated by hourly videographic events marking the top of each hour, achieved by altering aspects of the work's choreography - detail, pacing, palette, rhythm, geometry, and pattern. Custom-written software will not only create hourly cycles, but generate an ever-changing visual experience over time for new and repeat visitors, regardless of the time, the day, or the season.
Work in progress:
© C.E.B. Reas + Tal Rosner
© Gehry Partners, LLP