A world of new possibilities.
Exhibition: Installation at Towneley Hall Park Burnley April 2010
Towneley Hall Park Burnley as part of AND festival organised by Folly, 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.
Park is part a series of data visualisation artworks, made from multiple real time wireless sensors that gather environmental data. Park explores interpretations of a real time landscape, and online interactive space.
FROM wikipedi...Edmund Burke's concept of the sublime was developed in A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1756). Burke was the first philosopher to argue that the sublime and the beautiful are mutually exclusive. The dichotomy is not as simple as Dennis' opposition, but antithetical to the same degree as light and darkness. Beauty may be accentuated by light, but either intense light or darkness (the absence of light) is sublime to the degree that it can obliterate the sight of an object. The imagination is moved to awe and instilled with a degree of horror by what is "dark, uncertain, and confused." While the relationship of the sublime and the beautiful is one of mutual exclusiveness, either one can produce pleasure.
In his Critique of Judgment (1790), Kant investigates the sublime, stating "We call that sublime which is absolutely great". He distinguishes between the "remarkable differences" of the Beautiful and the Sublime, noting that beauty "is connected with the form of the object", having "boundaries", while the sublime "is to be found in a formless object", represented by a "boundlessness" (§ 23). Kant then further divides the sublime into the mathematical and the dynamical, where in the mathematical "aesthetical comprehension" is not a consciousness of a mere greater unit, but the notion of absolute greatness not inhibited with ideas of limitations.
Title: A world of new possibilities.
Artworks by Stanza.
These artworks are made using data collected from the environment. The landscape becomes virtual, dynamic, and encoded. The artwork disloses the underlying data that we see thats is changing all the time in front of us making the invisible visible.
The artworks are a series of data visualisations of landscapes. This selection features locations in the Lake District and Towneley Hall Burnley. They are made using wireless sensor networks to map live data from light, temperature, humidity, noise, and gps using customised made environmental technologies.
The sounds you hear are streams of data acquired and processed in custom made software from thirty motes sensors; this is changed into sounds.The squiggles or painterly stuff on the image is a response to the changing light, temperature, noise, humidity and pollution of the landscape....which is also fixed by its gps position.
Tree + Field + Lake + Park
Technology: These artworks are made because I take my sensors to these locations and scatter them about to survey and monitor the landscape. Over 30 small wireless devices are scattered over the environment, data is either recorded or channeled online in real time. Artworks are made using max msp and custom flash scripts from XML and java..
Keywords: visualisation, sonification, net art, techno sublime, sensors, artwork.
Bookings. The equipment is portable and I can bring it to make a visualisation and sonification of any location on a commission basis.
Exhibition: This work is available for exhibitions.
Installation for longer term use or in interesting settings, and as a one off performance.....ie visualisation and sonification for an audience at a designated location...ie quarry, mine, forest, beach, house, nuclear power plant, church, school etc.
Canvas: A limited run of canvas prints of this artwork are available. POA.
Thanks: To Folly and The Lanternhouse for making it possible for me to be in the lake district and thanks to Tor of Folly, who drove me about the Lakes to do this and helped set up sensors at various locations.
Selected data examples.
From 15 motes mts 310 around the lake.
From 15 motes mts 420 around the lake from Gummers View.
GPS data to follow. Photos and misc documentation below.
|Gathering data and making the work.|