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It’s easy to imagine a world in which we are always online. We’re almost there. But what if were online while we sleep? What happens when if we let computers into our subconscious?
Is dreaming inherently introvert, is it a personal experience meant to process your daily experiences? A mechanism to contemplate and reflect? Would it be damaging or stimulating to let others into your subconscious and dream together?
Would you start dreaming in a way to please the expectations of others? Would you start playing a role? Would you start recommending certain dreams to others and share regions of your subconscious? If we can record and visualize the subconscious is it still subconscious?
Over the course of a week in September 2011, James Nares — a New Yorker since 1974 — recorded sixteen hours of footage of people on the streets of Manhattan from a moving car using a high-definition camera usually used to record fast-moving subjects such as speeding bullets and hummingbirds. He then greatly slowed his source material, editing down the results to one hour of steady, continuous motion and scoring it with music for twelve-string guitar composed and performed by his friend Thurston Moore, co-founder of Sonic Youth.
Now on view at The Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Modern Matter is a magazine focusing on art & fashion.
In this issue a number of artists (Maurizio Cattelan, Bjarne Melgaard, me, …) are interviewed,
talking about what it is like to live and work in New York.
Photos by Phillipe Gerlach.
Complex.com recently posted an article called “25 Internet artists you need to know“.
@idaumentata asked on Twitter:
How could you define an “#internet #artist”?
Here is how I feel about it:
Cultural categories can be helpful to discover things, but we shouldn’t take them too seriously.
Art can’t be defined. Try it. It can’t be done. We all kind of know what it is but no one really knows. No one really knows what happiness is either. The moment you know it, you’re not really happy. When you’re really happy, you’re not thinking about happiness.
The internet can’t be defined either. It’s part of our subconscious and dreams and daily lives and relationships and business and family and identity… it’s everything.
This is a demo made for the Atari.
Demos are strange pieces of software made by nerds to show off skills to other nerds.
I’m interested in low-end hardware demos because they make the most of very limited systems, and this causes them to deal with abstraction and reduction of image in a way that is very different from abstraction in painting.