Archive for November, 2006
Also if my recent obsession about nested polygons, nested documenting and nested exhibitions gets may be a bit boring and nerving (this is why iterations are nowadays done by a computer) – this post here is a short report about a foto report about an exhibition about which I was reporting in this randform exposition which was about online exhibitions in real exhibition spaces.
At the Treffpunkt “In and out of context” Ira Schneider was showing excerpts of old and new video works, including a videowork, which is a video documentation about a current exhibition in Madrid called “First Generation: Art and the Moving Image 1963-1986″ (see also here). This video documentation was finished 3 hours before his presentation at the Treffpunkt.
Hence I am reporting now about a recent real life documentation about a brand new video documentation which is about a current museum documentation about video culture in the seventies/eighties (which videos are probably documenting also all sorts of things)…. – so no wonder that this made me think about iterations/recursions and convergence/fixpoints and hence fractals which are usually sets of fixpoints…:)
Ira Schneiders documentation treasured every moment and interaction, he named almost every person in his video. His mixture of documenting the things/works and the “life around” them displayed his true wish to understand the humans involved with the objects and situations they have to deal with.
And yes – I was reminded of Prousts famous citation from La Prisonnière (1923), and I will cite it again (also if I hear already the berlinAntikitschPolice coming). Can one say that (at least) this citation is a kind of literature fixpoint (??:-O):
Le seul véritable voyage, le seul bain de Jouvence, ce ne serait pas d’aller vers de nouveaux paysages, mais d’avoir d’autres yeux, de voir l’univers avec les yeux d’un autre, de cent autres, de voir les cent univers que chacun d’eux voit, que chacun d’eux est.
The NBK – a collective for supporting Berlin artists – is hosting next to their exhibitions, lectures etc. an Artothek i.e. a “public library” to loan out artworks. You can support NBK by e.g. bying one of the Jahresgaben and – being a recurrent theme – I couldn’t resist to link to Guenther Ueckers Jahresgabe..:)
Below are some excerpts from Ira Schneiders exhibition:”Mysteries in Reality”: his installations echo (1975) and timezones (1980) (where echo was in a seperate room, as are his video works) and his contributions to the famous magazine radical software (where I recommend to read also the intro by David Ross at that link). The big hall at NBK contains also stills – or almost stills…:) : – like snow and water.
One difficulty with displaying (mainly) conceptional works is that a lot of these works have no full and immediate sensory output – especially those with not many interactive and performative ingredients. In other words: it is hard to see an idea/imagination/thought if it is represented only in a few images/ sound/ narratives/ descriptions etc.
A possible random Delaunay triangulation (screenshot from the applet)
Just a link to an instructive applet on Voronoi diagrams and Delaunay triangulations as appearing in computational geometry.
From the site:
- The Voronoi Diagram has the property that for each site (clicked with the mouse) every point in the region around that site is closer to that site than to any of the other sites.
- The Delaunay Triangulation is the geometric dual of the Voronoi Diagram. Alternately, it can be defined as a triangulation of the sites with the additional property that for each triangle of the triangulation, the circumcircle of that triangle is empty of all other sites.
In the above applet the user can switch between the two constructions.
->Another Delaunay triangulation application (java webstart) from Markus.