Archive for March, 2010

Three exhibitions currently featuring my work. April 2010

March 30th, 2010

Three exhibitions currently featuring my work using data, and ideas connected with surveillance space, mapping, landscape and networked spaces. April 2010

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Image: Stanza live real time city data visualisation. 2007

1. ”Map Marking” features five works by artists and designers who employ digital technology to create maps, annotate them or intervene in the mapping process. Taken as a whole this exhibition represents a personalized cartography that endows maps and the spaces to which they are linked with the ephemera of life, from the fleeting sensations of the environment to the transitory movements of people and their emotions.
Apr. 6 – May 7, 2010, tue – fri, 12 – 6 pm, with a reception on Apr. 21st at 6:00 pm. The PDG show description (http://csis.pace.edu/digitalgallery/ ).

2. 2. “Park” Towneley Park Burnely as part of AND festival. April 2010 Looking towards the window in the gallery you can see a digital virtual landscape of the view through the window. The artist has embedded an image of the real world inside the artwork and using a network of multiple wireless sensors in Towneley Park he has recorded light, temperature, noise, humidity using customised environmental technologies. The painterly squiggles on the image show the data and the sounds you can hear are streams of data which the artist has turned into sound. http://www.stanza.co.uk/possibilities/index.html

3. Decode at V & A. Until 11 th April.  Sensing the gallery and the environment to make art. The results are the visualisation and sonification of real time spaces. Using custom made sensors in the V & A Porter gallery and around the city. 20 custom environmental sensors units measure, light, noise, sound, humidity, and temperature….this data is turned into a online real time visualisation of the space. Stanza’s work “Sensity V & A” uses environmental sensors scattered all over the museum and the city to make visualisation and sonifications. Literally painting with data these works open up a discourse about networks and surveillance technologies. The ownership and interrogation of public domain space is opened out where anyone can view all the data in these networks. This is used by stanza to make artworks but it is of equal interest to urban designers, city planners, and architects. Stanza’s main point is to question the social political fabric of the landscape around us. This work aim to reclaim the city which is remade as a real time virtualised space belonging to all. The work is interactive, real time and responsive; it is also available online. http://www.soundcities.com/va/

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Image: Stanza Sensity V@A Decode Show.

Stanza generative coded wall.

March 4th, 2010
Brent Wall Projection example copy

Image: Stanza Wall Projection 2009

This artwork is inspired by the idea of an emergent data city. As we walk about, the patterns we make via phones, and gps systems, leave traces and memories of the places we have visited. This artwork tries to re-create those patterns as abstracted movements captured over time. The end result, the output are ‘maps’. “Codefied” creates patterned maps actioned by the interpretation of the code.

In the next version live networked data from GPS and 3g networks will create a live realtime accurate system of where we all are in the world at any one time. (screen size needed 1024 by 768) . In development it uses eleven people in real time to track through the city. Update march 2009.  I now have developed the GPS system fopr 15 people that tracks them all through the city and a preformance based piece is in development; an audio visual sonification and visualisation tracing / tracking the event in real time.

Brent Wall Projection example

Image: Stanza Wall Projection 2009

artwork by stanza….building as art…

http://www.stanza.co.uk/nanocities/index.html

“Visitors to a Gallery”- Exhibition. Plymouth Arts Centre.

March 4th, 2010
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Image: Stanza. Title "Visitors To A Gallery" - 2007

This artwork uses the live CCTV system inside an art gallery to create a responsive mediated architecture.  This project continues where Publicity version one (2004) left off, ie hacking or utitlizing existing real time CCTV networks.

This version is made inside the Plymouth arts centre where I was artist in residence for a month (feb 2008).

Custom made electronics and sonar sensors are placed to create an installation in the gallery space. Visitors to the main upper gallery control the CCTV feeds by their own movement in the space. The piece becomes a semi performative controlled system. The proximity to the main ultrasound sensors affects the aesthetic of the image.

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Image: Stanza. Title "Visitors To A Gallery" - 2007

Stanza: Control Series Paintings. 1990

March 4th, 2010
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Image: Stanza painting oil on canvas. 1989

Stanza Painting The Control Series from 1989 . Oil on Canvas.

The city itself is always changing; it is always in flux. Each aspect of city life seems to demonstrate specific characteristics, which can be developed into individual parts of the labyrinth, making up the images that will be used. A city experience consists of small unit blocks and cells which inter-relate and lock together to form the composite city identity. The city has moved from metropolis to megalopolis to the ecumenopolis. The city is everywhere, with lifeless design spreading upwards and forming a conundrum of physical objects in space.

A city form is a conundrum of physical objects in space. Cities become “insect colonies”, spreading upwards with giant towers looming over vacant lots, and empty spaces. Previous works using the motif of urbanism, includes the LP ‘Conundrum’ and linear video works. These works throw you into the land full of precisely constructed sounds creating gloomy atmospheres aimed to provoke listeners vision about urbanistic landscapes.

Also …. a whole series of large paintings and photo based works.

The series “Control” resulted large large black and white oil on canvas images from 1990 – 1992 and the “New Decayed” from 1989. (see www.stanza.co.uk)

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Image: Stanza paintings oil on canvas. 1990

Stanza Coded Reflex sandblasted onto mirror and hand painted.

March 4th, 2010
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Image: Stanza artwork. Made in 1995 .Six feet diameter across approx .

Image of Stanza artwork.  Made in 1995 …..Six feet diameter across approx .

This work is sandblasted onto  mirror and hand painted.  It back  supported and ready to  hang.  Part of a series of works under the title, ” reflexity”.

See some more:

Stanza at work in various studios

March 4th, 2010

Stanza at work. Images of Stanza

Stanza Performs In Korea In 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanza at work. Images of Stanza

Portrait Of Stanza 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanza at work. Images of Stanza

Artist Stanza at work for City Of Dreams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanza at work. Images of Stanza

Stanza real Time Smart City featured at Decode at V & A. Sensing the gallery and the environment to make art.

March 4th, 2010
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Stanza: Decode at V & A. Sensors all Over The Gallery

Last few days to  see decode at the V & A. London.This is what it looked like in 2008.

Its been quite a success despite the difficulty in keeping my  live sensor network running for a month. Sensing the gallery and the environment to make art. The results are the visualisation and sonification of real time spaces. Using custom made sensors in the V & A Porter gallery and around the city. 20 custom environmental sensors units measure, light, noise, sound, humidity, and temperature….this data is turned into a online real time visualisation of the space.

Stanza Sensors On Google Maps

Stanza Sensors On Google Maps