Projection Installation Proposal

A mock up of proposed projection installation.

The project is based around pairs of words with opposite meanings such as "life" and "death". A thesaurus was used to build a chain of words where each word is a synonym for the previous word. A slight shift of meaning occurs each time until eventually the original meaning is completely reversed i.e. "life" becomes "death". The process is continued until the original word is reached again and a loop is formed.

The original project was titled"Thesaurus Generated Word Loops" and was originally an artist's book (now in the collection of NIVAL) and a selection of the loops were featured as a project in Circa Magazine in 2006. I have revisited this project recently with a view to redevelop it as an projection piece.

This has involved nesting the original loops inside each other to form a single animated graphic. The individual loops rotate so that each word moves at the same speed. However, as the circles have different diameters this necessitates a different RPM for each of the loops. The result of this is that the relative positions of the words shift as the loops rotate. The artwork is to be projected onto the floor of gallery space with a minimum diameter of 5meters. This will enable the viewer to stand in the empty space at the centre of the work.

Jack Whitten

Jack Whitten, Bar Code II: Lateral Shift (2008), Acrylic on canvas

Jack Whitten, Bar Code II: Lateral Shift (2008), Acrylic on canvas

Jack Whitten,  Alexandrian Quartet  (2001), Acrylic on canvas

Jack Whitten, Alexandrian Quartet (2001), Acrylic on canvas

Jack Whitten has been painting for over 50s from his early work influenced by De Kooning in the 60s to recent work influenced by contemporary technology such as e-stamps and smartphones.  His current work involves pieces cast acrylic paint which are collaged onto canvas using a mosaic-like method.

Lance Wyman - Designer of 1968 Mexico Olympics

Lance Wyman is a designer specialising in branding and wayfinding systems. He is best known for the branding of the 1968 Mexico Olympics. Other projects include the Mexico City Metro System (above) and the identity and signage for the Minesotta Zoo (pictured below).

Mexico 68 Olympics branding by Lance Wyman

Mexico 68 Olympics branding by Lance Wyman

Wayfinding at Minnesota Zoo

Wayfinding at Minnesota Zoo

Wyman at work in the 1960s

Wyman at work in the 1960s

Below is a video of a talk Wyman gave about his work at the Walker Arts Centre.

A photographer who worked on O'Connell Bridge for 50 years

Man on Bridge is an interactive documentary about Arthur Fields, a Dublin based street photographer who captured an estimated 182,500 photos of passersby on O’Connell Bridge. Arthur was out in all weather with his camera 365 days a year for 50 years.

El Zorrero Films are producing a web-based documentary that lets people learn about Arthur and allows them to submit their own Arthur Fields photo or Arthur Fields-inspired photo into the online story of the photographer.

It has been entered into the Arthur Guinness Projects and the filmmakers are looking for votes to help them secure funding to complete the project.

3d Model of Dubrovnik Constructed from Flickr Photos

This 3D reconstruction of Dubrovnik, Croatia was made entirely by computers from photos sourced on Flickr. It contains 4,619 images and nearly 3.5 million 3D points.

This project is referenced by Victor Burgin in his keynote presentation at Urban Encounters: The Image of Public Space a seminar at Tate Britain in October 2012. Burgin's talk is at the beginning of the podcast embedded below:

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