Archive for March, 2012

Parallel Reality Series II. They all have in common that they manipluate live data streams and are created from the artists custom made software systems by Stanza

March 22nd, 2012

Parallel Reality Series II. They all have in common that they manipluate live data streams and are created from the artists custom made software systems. Each picture contains thousands of surveillance based images using a system that captures and then manipulates the images over selected periods of time. Some images represent an hour of time, some are overnight and some show weeks.

Timescapes. Made using custom made software by UK artist Stanza that take images from live feeds often live news feeds and live CCTV feeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underpinning these artworks and research, are a whole series of potential problems about observation, surveillance, privacy, and the ethics of the control space. Imagine walking out the door, and knowing every single action, movement, sound, micro movement, pulse, and thread of information is being tracked, monitored, stored, analyzed, interpreted and logged. These artworks are made from small unit blocks, simplified then re built , re-cored re-formed into an understanding that can re-communicate the complexity of the larger system.

From Charlie Gere: “For me Stanza does not conform to the traditional idea of the artist as someone who operates at the level of human aesthetics. It is rather as if he had taken it upon himself to be a channel for the expanded range of aesthetic experiences available beyond the human sensorium, and find some modes of expression that can make those experiences available to us. There is a sense, looking at and hearing his work, of it being a vanishingly small representation of a far greater set of possibilities, and it is only his human finitude that limits his production. “

 

Bus On Fire By Stanza 2011

Bus On Fire By Stanza 2011

I now have over 150 works in this series.

London Time By Stanza 2012

London Time By Stanza 2012

see here for more

Paintings from Studio Oil on Canvas.

March 22nd, 2012

A whole series of Stanza Oil on Canvas paintings are ready for exhibition about the scars in the environment.

X_lomndon_morea1300dpi-100-100cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

OIl On Canvas By Stanza. Virus

OIl On Canvas By Stanza. Virus

Giant cities paint a gloomy picture, of mass urban sprawl; the megalopolis is spreading upwards and everywhere to house a population of which 70 – 80% now lives in cites worldwide.

OIl On Canvas By Stanza. Virus

Oil On Canvas By Stanza. Virus 2