I’m still reflecting on the video works presented at the “Strange Days: Memories of the Future” , the exhibition curated by Massimiliano Gionni, the artistic director of the New Museum in New York, who brought those film and video installations by twenty-one of today’s most radical image makers to the Store X in London.
What would it feel like if our city was engulfed by water?
This art installation was displayed at King’s Cross in London during the 3rd Lumiere London or Winter Lights festival. Granary Square was virtually flooded with waves of etheneral blue light to get people thinking about global warming and rising sea levels as well as how we can use water in positive ways, such as generating electricity. The work was also accompanied by a piece of music to listen to on a phone.
2016-2018. LEDs, software, lenses, humidity and a site specific location design.
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Symmetry in Sound is a modern version of an experiment that was done at the end of the 18th beginning of the 19th century by a German scientist called Ernst Chladni, demonstrating that if you vibrate a square plate with sand or salt on the top, these amazing symmetry patterns appear inside the plate.
Randominternational created Zoological specifically for Wayne McGregor’s +- Human dance project, which took place this summer at Roundhouse. Read More
“We have other indexes of richness. They measure in terms of how much money you have in the bank, how many cars you own, what clothing you wear. Here, the wealth indicators are clean air and water, spending time with your family and friends, knowing everyone in your community. This is considered wealth.
I was struck by the visual effect of a military thermal camera used in this video installation by an Irish artist Richard Mosse and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten. It anonimised and dehumanised the victims of Syrian crisis even further, stripping them of their individuality, presenting them as bodies and numbers in cold monochrome. Yet it also brought their aliveness out in an incomparable way. Sensitive to heat, this heavy-weight camera accentuates or invades the spirit of life and conflict more than any other technique could. Shots taken from great distances let us, the Western Audience, surveil the movements of people and events unfolding on the shores thousands of kilometers away from us.