23 August 2008

Art in Digital Culture

Marnix de Nijs & Edwin van der Heide, Spatial Sounds

Deep Screen – Art in Digital Culture
Proposal for Municipal Art Acquisitions 2008

30.05.08 - 30.09.08

Deep Screen – Art in Digital Culture presents contemporary works of art which are all in some way marked by today’s digital culture. The jury, chaired by guest curator Andreas Broeckmann, has selected 18 artists out of the 200-plus submissions.

In the course of the exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum CS, director Gijs van Tuyl will select works to be acquired for the museum’s collection.

Click here below for an impression of the exhibition in Stedelijk Museum CS:

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I visited the exhibition yesterday and took this footage.

Spatial Sounds (100dB at 100km/h) is an interactive audio installation by Marnix de Nijs and Edwin van der Heide. In this engine-powered installation, a speaker is mounted onto a rotating arm that is several meters long. Like a watchdog, the machine scans the surrounding space for visitors. Closer investigation would be tempting fate, with the rotating arm swinging so powerfully round. You hear the impressive sound of the mighty motor revving up, turning faster and faster. You can feel the displacement of air as the speaker whizzes past you, and you had better step back, out of reach. The machine slows down and, when the shock wears off, you start exploring the space, with your movements manipulating the sound it produces. Just don't get too close! Spatial Sounds (100dB at 100km/h) builds up a physically tangible relationship with the visitor, since it is the game of attracting and repelling between machine and visitor that determines its sound and movement.

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Technical details: The sound and movements of Spatial Sounds (100dB at 100km/h) are generated in real-time, and the algorithms for generating these are defined very precisely. However, the actual sounds depend very much on what visitors do with the installation. On top of the speaker is a sonar sensor that measures the distance between visitors and objects and the speaker. The sensor takes its measurements from a beam facing away from the speaker, and there is also an angle sensor mounted on the axis of the installation. The data from both sensors are transmitted to the computer that generates the sound. When the installation is placed in a room, it first learns the shape of this room while it is still empty. In this way, it can distinguish between people in a space and the space itself. Thereafter, the computer is able to recognize the various visitors to the space. Spatial Sounds (100dB at 100km/h) reacts in different ways to its visitors. It can react with movement and/or sound to the behavior of individuals or to visitors in general. And besides reacting to visitors, the sound is also directly related to the speed of the arm and the shape of the room around it.

18 August 2008


Graffitikunstenaar Faith71 heeft afgelopen dinsdag het grootste portret van Nederland afgerond. Op 30 meter hoogte legde hij abseilend de laatste hand aan het protret. Faith71 heeft een week lang gewerkt aan het gigantische schilderij (70m2) van Paul de Leeuw, één van de sterren in Sterren op het Doek.

Faith71 werkte ook mee aan de eerste serie van Sterren op het Doek. Toen maakte hij een prachtig schilderij van Albert Verlinde. Ook heeft hij portretschilderingen gemaakt van Nederlandse persoonlijkheden variërend van Majoor Boshart, Theo van Gogh en Rinus Michiels.
Automobilisten kunnen nog tot en met zondag 6 juli een blik werpen op het werk van de graffitikunstenaar. Het doek hangt langs de Ring A10 Amsterdam ter hoogte van het Amstel Business park.


One of the Amsterdam artists that I shall miss is Faith71. I was talking to him on the phone the other day and he said "you'll never guess where I am". He was 30 meters off the ground, which is very hard to do in the neverlands.





Bert & Ernie Rap


14 August 2008

Subject index June 2008

The Aviary
Print Australia

May 2008 Subject Index - Final
Print Australia

The Bon Scott Project
graffiti and art express
16th Biennale of Sydney 2008
2008 Biennale of Sydney Videos

Amsterdam Events
Dutch Football Intelligence
What's On in Amsterdam
Graduate Exhibitions - de Brakke Grond

How to Speak Mandarin Chinese
Language Lessons - podcast downloads
Art Museums - Taiwan
Taipei Biennial 2008

Keith Haring - MOCA Lyon
Daniel Baker
Sean Gladwell
Lucian Freud
Robert Rauschenberg - Erased De Kooning
Art 39 Basel 2008
Ryan Geiger

Venetian Cityscape Prints
Print Basel 2008
New Prints - NY
Print Exhibitions & Events

Free Art Books - Amsterdam
Brassaï - Graffiti Paris 1930s
Greer on Hathaway

art fraud - van Meegeren
Art Fraud
Wile E. Coyote v Acme Company
Blackman's Schoolgirls
Balthus lessons - five controversial works
Art or Porn?
Bill Henson
Art & Religion - Chris Ofili
mat gleason interview

Feminist Art
If I Can't Dance Tonight
Nancy Spero - De Appel
Semiotics of the Bicycle
PS3 vs. Wii
A.I.R Gallery Retrospective - NY
Shigeko Kubota 1965
Carolee Schneeman 1964
brilliant women

Graffiti/Urban Art
DELTA - London
Stencil Festival 2008
Mikosa Mural - Amsterdam
sao paulo - cidade limpa
Train Tags: Beyond Hobo
more on hobo signs
Systems of Hobos Tramps or Gypsy signs
hobo signs
Me Bike 2008
Burning Bridges - London

New Media
Karlheinz Stockhausen 1964
John Lennon & Yoko Ono 1968
From Fluxus to Media Art
Second Life - Gandhi Project
Crosswire - Montevideo
WOW - Inbuilt gender
[WoW Parody] What Else is On?
World of warcraft - Sex Junkie!
World of warcraft: Hot Dumb Blondes
Review - Leadership in Gaming
IBM - new media podcasts
IBM Gaming reports - de balie
Museum in Progress

pinkpop 2008