The Arbitrary Art of Numbers
Curated by Hans Tammen.
Visualization of data promises us new insights. However, the relationship between distinct kinds of data is a rather arbitrary one, since on the computer level it is represented as numbers. It is in the eye of the observer to connect the dots in a meaningful way. Curated by Hans Tammen and presented at Made in NY Media Center by IFP, “The Arbitrary Art of Numbers” features new media artists addressing this issue in their own way: with Frances Wang’s peaceful street scene manipulated by geolocation, Yuxi Cao’s distortion of an iconic 900 year old Chinese painting using Beijing’s air quality data, Kurt Ralske’s poetic rendering of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, Matthew Ostrowski’s re-imagination of Koyaanisqatsi as a colorspace, Eva Davidova’s mixing of spaces and bodies to create uncertainties, and Emilio Vavarella / Daniel Belquer highlighting topics and keywords of all the memories collected by their drone project.
Matthew Ostrowski: aaaiiKnoqssty (2015)
Eva Davidova: Transfer And Disappearance (2015)
Frances Wang: 49th St (2015)
James Yuxi Cao: A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains (2014)
Emilio Vavarella and Daniel Belquer: Mnemodrone – Chapter Four (2015)
Kurt Ralske: CanopicPanoptic (2015)