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Chris Woebken, Sascha Pohflepp and Andreas Nicolas Fischer will spend their time on Governors Island commissioning a series of computer simulations that will run within a meticulous virtual recreation of Building 15. The individual simulations are being created by a selection of 3D artists who form part of a community that is exploring the aesthetics of simulation in the context of contemporary computer graphics, often disseminating their work on social media rather than in an academic context. These participating artists include:
Kai Kostack: youtube.com/user/KaiKostack
Mohamad (Moby Motion) Zeina: youtube.com/user/moby1toby
Andreas Nicolas (ANF6000) Fischer: anf.nu
Gottfried (BlenderDiplom) Hofmann: youtube.com/user/BlenderDiplom
Tayfun (blazraidr) Ozdemir: youtube.com/user/blazraidr
Island Physics will turn Eyebeam’s house on Governors Island into a testing-ground for alternate realities, simulating the impossible in a living room.
Cannot stop looking at these new Roger Hiorns foam sculptures. 14 of them will end up in our drone show 'A screaming comes across the sky', that opens at LABoral in Gijón on 10 October.
From the exhibition description:
Roger Hiorns’ Untitled sculptures are a gathering of bodies hanging from the ceiling that produce a never-ending stream of foam out of thin air. The sculptures contain ordinary bath foam, and air is generated from a small network of air compressors. Over time, pillars of foam slowly rise from the top.
The sculptures have a haunting beauty to them, drawing the viewer in, albeit with an eerie sense of alertness and a hint of dread. Together, they ”suggest a sort of independence,” says art critic JJ Charlesworth, “a separation from the world of those who see them, as if they have a purpose, or at least a story behind their existence, that exists despite the context in which they are encountered.”
The process of seemingly purposeless and endless creation and destruction are a poetic reflection on the networks drones rely upon. The sculptures could be seen as both the drones, as the mutilated bodies left after the network has struck.
All photos courtesy of Roger Hiorns and Corvi Mora Gallery, London.
Independence from the United Kingdom
Oren Ambarchi & Johan Berthling - Dear Serge/Cafe Oto @ De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-sea, 14th September 2014 by fabiolug (via http://flic.kr/p/pfzjZK )
62 Kilometers above Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
This is the first image ever taken from the surface of Mars of an overcast sky. Featured are stratus clouds coming from the northeast at about 15 miles per hour (6.7 meters/second) at an approximate height of ten miles (16 kilometers) above the surface. The “you are here” notation marks where Earth was situated in the sky at the time the image was taken. Scientists had hoped to see Earth in this image, but the cloudy conditions prevented a clear viewing. Similar images will be taken in the future with the hope of capturing a view of Earth. From Mars, Earth would appear as a tiny blue dot similar to how a star would appear to an earthbound observer. Pathfinders’ imaging system will not be able to resolve Earths’ moon. The clouds consist of water ice condensed on reddish dust particles suspended in the atmosphere. Clouds on Mars are sometimes localized and can sometimes cover entire regions, but have not yet been observed to cover the entire planet. The image was taken about an hour and forty minutes before sunrise by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) on Sol 16 at about ten degrees up from the eastern Martian horizon. (via http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/MPF/science/clouds.html )