Welcome to part two of my visit to the Unpainted lab 3.0. The photos are not in order of how I saw them in the space and I spoke with only two artists on the upper floors. I also have a few works where I didn’t grab the name of the artist or mark it on the map. If you are the artist, let me know and I will add your name.
The work below is by Maja Kalogera. Maya is Croatian and has been doing residencies in France. The art pieces she displayed were based on TV glitch that she captured while in Paris. The videos all have music and are downloadable for purchase through Saatchi.
The interesting part of this display are the paintings on the smaller screens. Maja took screen shots from the video and then inspired by the patterns painted them in making them look like a mixture of expressive abstraction and impressionism. She took her digital work one step forward and painted images based on her painted videos. In the image below, you can see all of this work on display.
The image above shows work by Munich based artist Mathis Nitschke. According to the reading material,the location-aware-audio walk project was funded by a young art/media grant from the city of Munich and will become an app for your smartphone sometime this year. We will keep you posted if it happens.
The three images above are of Artist Arent Weever. Here is a description of “Embrace Me” from Weever’s website:
A baby emerges from the deep black, floating very slowly towards you. His open attitude and outstretched arms invite you to embrace him. The baby then detaches from the void, floating for a moment as a fragile sculpture – timeless and silent in space. Slowly, he disappears back into the darkness. The whole is accompanied by a richly dissonant score, sound and image evoking multiple associations. Feelings of fragility, beauty and desolation merge for an experience of quiet intensity.
Embrace Me is the world’s first 3D video art with HD high-speed camera.
Music: David Dramm
The piece above reminded me of second life. The viewer could look around the image by moving the mouse. Digital 3d animation.