Interesting new work from gen art monsters Casey Reas, Ben Hodgin, Jared Tarbell et al. here.
I would propose that next frontier for art is scale independence (evolving in Microsoft Seadragon tech and in AR tech), because this is the (probably) only major thing that differentiates it from all other forms of art now. That is, new work of art must aloud infinite zoom in/zoom out in all dimensions for the viewer/creator and be “wired” with ones brain. Brain is an art in itself. Map becomes a territory, remember.
I guess I shoulda post this in something like twitter, but remember the old saying: do not multiply things without need.
It seems very symptomatic that Maeda left MIT and joined RISD. no?
Pretty cool new drawing exhibit here
with my fav Katharina Grosse and previously unknown to me Friederike Feldmann.. She stole my idea!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, discrete painting is all that us humans have to date – voxels of AR>Feldmann>Matyushin>Seurat>Lascaux…
Some shrimps much more advanced visually than we are. Brain is our chief sensor and it is a fractal antenna.
More on that later.
2006. acrylic on floor and canvas. 170x2160x1440 cm. Berlin
Probably my fav contemporary artist now is Katharina Grosse. Her wok blurs the boundaries (frescoes, murals, set design, architecture and etc.). It is very large scale painting. It looks like Augmented Reality and it is very simple and painterly at the same time – finally something new! Too bad its not sustainable.
Blowflies by Alexis Rockman. 2007. Courtesy of NYEHAUS gallery.
Here is interesting interview from SEED magazine of an artist Alexis Rockman and astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson that touches on art as knowledge management software.
And a bit on a previous statement about the dawn of the digital.
“To get from here to there, watch for this kind of marks.. Or, in order to kill that animal do this and that. (Evaluate, iterate.)” “Digital” appeared with first knowledge management software, namely the tribal songs, cave paintings, because encapsulation and compression of meaning into painting requires some modeling of thinking process. (I think Duchamp first used arrow in painting as an abstract navigation device.)
And a bit on Z, from one of my previous posts.
rules governing self-similar landscape:
inter-scalar self-similarity (representation?)
dynamic relationships across different scales
The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.
Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.
Savings in time feel like simplicity.
Knowledge makes everything simpler.
Simplicity and complexity need each other.
What lies in the periphery of simplicity is deﬁnitely not peripheral.
More emotions are better than less.
In simplicity we trust.
Some things can never be made simple.
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Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.