In his new work Bart Hess will be looking at a future of cyborg couture, where glitches play across our skin and transform our bodies.
Digital Artefacts will be presented during the Architecture Triennale in Lisbon as part of the exhibition Future Perfect curated by Liam Young. Future Perfect is a fictional, future city. A think tank of scientists, technologists, designers, artists and science fiction authors have collectively developed this imaginary place, the landscapes that surround it and the stories it contains. The exhibition is a stage set for a collection of fictions, emerging infrastructures and design experiments that can be inhabited as large-scale districts of the future city.
For the youth tribes of Future Perfect the body is a site for adaption, augmentation and experimentation. They celebrate the corruption of the body data by moulding within their costumery all the imperfections of a decaying scan file. Shimmering in the exhibition landscape is a network of geometric reflective pools of molten wax. Their mirrored surface is broken by a body, suspended from a robotic harness, plunging into the liquid. A crust of wax crystallises around its curves and folds, growing architectural forms, layer by layer, like a 3d printer drawing directly onto the skin. Slowly the body emerges, encased in a dripping wet readymade prosthetic. It is a physical glitch, a manifestation of corrupt data in motion, a digital artifact. They hang from hooks like a collection of strange beasts and frozen avatars. Body prints, imperfect and distorted and always utterly unique.
February - May 2013
25-27 feet tall
Chicken wire armatures wrapped in dyed and painted cheese cloth.
This is my cousin’s blog of his artwork. EVERYBODY FOLLOW!!!
Opened July 27th and open until the 14th of September 2013 with the following schedule: Monday to Saturday from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm. and on appointment (tel. + 39 0583 469490). Church of San Matteo, Piazza San Matteo 3. Lucca
The artwork is installed on the pavement of the Church of San Matteo, in the central nave: the light filtering in from the rose window will refract on it offering a true epiphany to visitors. Three round kaleidoscopic mirrors, which segmented, broken and painted, will generate their own visions from their fragments, allowing all to observe the same image of light and color at three different times and in three different “solar phases” on the opposite wall.
“The Angle of God” is a reflective and chromatically revealing device; by being an archetypal mandala, it announces the divine presence in the same light of creation and of vision. An immaterial, vibrant corner which, similarly to a literary “green ray”, will be a performing act of sculpture, positioned on the ground, radiates its image that at the same time, almost miraculously, coinciding with its own message.
Blue and Joy have calculated that on July 27th, between 5.17 and 6.30 p.m. the sun’s rays will shine into the church: by working on the sunbeam’s projected movement they have been able to create this unprecedented project which also includes other recent works that have defined their research.
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Tumblr artist Tiffany Singh: Bells of Mindfulness(2013)
Tiffany Singh is a New Zealand Installation based artist. Her philosophies and practices encompass influences as varied as Modernism, Eastern and Western spiritual beliefs, Jungian psychology, and ancient cultures.