Monday, January 31, 2011

If, Then: (Die) Liberate Binary

These are some shots of the installation I recently did at Galerie Auf Halb Acht. The entire thing is based on binary so that the piece is scalable to any size. Meaning that the feeding 'pipes' are based on a binary growth concept, ie. 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 mm and so on. This allows me to do this piece in any size space and have it redesign itself.

The entire thing is steeped in architecture, comics, art history, computer design, math, and robotics. Its like a big ass techno virus infiltrating spaces. Its sort of loosely based on the New Mutants character from the 80's called Warlock. I used to love the way the various artists drew him, but the Bill Sienkiewic version of Warlock is the one I tend to think of when I think of him.

As a drawing, I like the idea that it has a history. Meaning, during the process of drawing this piece, I scanned the various tiles as I drew them making it look like the drawing is somehow drawing itself. I think the end result allows the viewer to see the process as I made it instead of just seeing each piece in its final stage.

To me the process of art making is just as, or more, important than the final piece and I wanted to show the viewer how I got there in a physical sense.

These pictures of the work sort of suck, so I hope to get a better camera soon in order to shoot better documentation.

I have also included some photos of the framed pieces.


I want to give major props to Julia who again helped me out tremendously. Without her, there is no way I could do this. Her love, help and mental support is incredibly important to me.

I also wanna thank Marc from Halb Acht, Hayo and Rosi for DJing, Enno for being a trooper, and all of those who came out to see what I do.