Artworks. List of works about Cities.
This is a list of links to my online artworks about cities.
Exhibition Title: The Emergent City by Stanza
Control Series, (Paintings ) 1990 http://www.stanza.co.uk/art/play.html
New Decayed series. 1989 (Paintings) http://www.stanza.co.uk/art/shop/indexdecay.html
Memory Mapping (Drawings).1992 http://stanza.co.uk/memoryweb/index.html
Conundrum. (video) 1987. http://stanza.co.uk/conundrum/index.html
The Central City. 1996 -2003 (website)http://www.thecentralcity.co.uk/
Biocity. 2003.(Touch Screen) http://stanza.co.uk/touch/index.html
Photocities 2002 (website) http://www.thecentralcity.co.uk/photocity/index.html
Diversity. (Projection) http://stanza.co.uk/diversity/index.htm
Brilliant City film. 2004 (Plasma) http://stanza.co.uk/cinedata/index.html
*Authenticity.2004 (Projected ) http://stanza.co.uk/authenticity/index.html
*Urban Rythms ( plasma) http://www.stanza.co.uk/spain_cctv/index.html
Codified (plasma triptych) http://www.stanza.co.uk/codefied/stanza_f9.htm
Megalopolis. 2004 (plasma) http://stanza.co.uk/megalopolis_web/index.html
Globals. 2004 (Projected). http://stanza.co.uk/global/index.htm
Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water. (screens)http://www.stanza.co.uk/chinashanghai/index.html
*Urban Generation, 2003 Installation http://stanza.co.uk/urban_tapestry/index.html
*You Are my Subjects 2005 http://stanza.co.uk/i_spy/index.htm
*Blue Skies (Small display and prints)http://stanza.co.uk/blue_skies/index.html
*House 2007(Projected) http://stanza.co.uk/house/index.html
*Sensity 2006/9 (Projected and installed) http://stanza.co.uk/sensity/index.html
*Soundcities. Online database…headphones booths to touch screen.http://www.Souncities.com
Soul. (large installation.http://www.stanza.co.uk/soul_globe/index.html
Work that need the involvement of space and community
Publicity 2006( CCTV onto outside) http://stanza.co.uk/publicity/index.html
Public Domain 2005 (CCTV project) http://stanza.co.uk/publicdomain/index.html
Soundcities. (Online database.) Workshop collecting sounds. The sounds of the city
Sensity 2009 (Installed version) http://stanza.co.uk/sensity/index.html
Stars Of CCTV series. 2008 Canvas prints
- *Denotes live networked artwork therefore needs internet connection
- Other works can be shown and exhibited locally
- Also available are paintings, prints, drawing of maps, and slides (not online).
What is needed for an offline gallery exhibition are computers, projectors , displays, works printed up framing and electronics. Plus exhibition infrastructure, transport and catalogue.
Stanza creates a visual artworks informed by critical analysis of city spaces.
Stanza’s work crosses borders between artistic, technological and scientific sectors. Stanza creates participatory digital artworks that invite viewers to guide data flows or to simply observe self-generating compositions. His digital paintings shift through abstract and iconic patterns, which people can explore akin to virtual environments. Interactive and visually appealing, his style also maintains the substantive power through multi-facetted content. This artist has won international praise and awards for his new media works that invite collaboration.
Stanza was a recipient of a AHRC creative fellowship 2006-9 for a project called, ‘The Emergent City’, researching sensors and the impact of live data in the architectural and urban environment. Stanza was also awarded a NESTA dream time fellowship in 2004. This prestigious award provided incoming investment, allowing experiments using new displays, sensors, and live data to make responsive spaces and interactive installations.
Work has centered on the idea of the building as a new display system and various projects have been made using live data, the use of live data in architectural space, and how it can be made into meaningful representations. see ‘Publicity’, ‘Robotic’, ‘Density’, as well as a whole series of work manipulating real time CCTV data to making artworks with them: See, ‘Velocity’, ‘Authenticity’, ‘Urban Generation’. These works reform the data, work with the idea of bringing data from outside into the inside, and then present it back out again in open ended systems where the public is often engaged in or directly embedded in the artwork.
About current research and practice.
Stanza researches data within cities and how this can be represented, visualized and interpreted. Data from security tracking, traffic, and environmental monitoring can all be interpreted as a medium to make artworks. These investigations have created new ways of comparing, conceptualizing and then visualizing complex concepts related to the relationship of emergent data and real space in the built environment. Stanza has made a series of modular artworks that express the possibilities for our data-mediated future.
There are three strands to his working process; this involves collecting the data, visualizing the data, and then displaying the data. The outputs from the online interfaces and online visualizations have been realized as real time dynamic artworks as diverse as installations, and real objects, made out of new display materials re-located back in physical space.
In all his work he tries to exploit the changing dynamics of city life as a source for creativity and create meaningful artistic metaphors. Stanza utilizes new technologies and integrates new media artworks into the public domain as part of this ongoing research into the visualization of city space. In essence he is researching data as a medium for creativity and how new experiences of our cities may result.
Stanza was a NESTA Dream time Fellow from February 2004/5. During that time he focused on new technologies and their relationship to urban space. As a consequence, for his Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts with AHRC (2006 – 2009), he spent time researching sensors, motes, CCTV, display technologies and interactive architectures. The body of work, ‘The Emergent City’ incorporates investigations into movements of people, the pollution in the air, the vibrations and sounds of city spaces. The archives of this data are controlled via bespoke online interfaces have been re-formed and recounted into real time experiences, making emergent artworks.
By investigating these data structures Stanza creates new metaphors relevant to the experience of the city and the environment. The patterns we make, the visual and imaginative interpretations we give to real world events, are already being networked into retrievable data structures that can be re-imagined and source for information. These patterns disclose new ways of seeing the world. The value of gathering and re-presenting this data in artistic form, and then analyzing its impact and influence, lies in making meaning accessible to a wider audience.
‘The Emergent City’ has become a series of works that are affecting and effecting incorporating unique patterns and shapes that move around as you move around that are based on your data. These shapes can be changed via motion and sensor control.