International 2008 Archives
Out of this World
Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh (USA)
Wood Street Galleries present new works by Jean-
Artist and programmer, Jean-
The artist writes that VLF frequencies are almost unclouded by man-
Also being presented, the video installation Titan. The artist writes: In my video, the Huygens data (Huygens is the name of an European Space Agency drone send to crash on the surface of Titan) are parsed in a database and then organized into graphics. By using slit-
Exhibition from July 11 through September 13, 2008. Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood Street above the T-
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Each version of The Orbiter features various scenes with different graphics, sounds and behavior. Some create an illusionary night sky, playing more melodic or ambient sounds. Others experiment with the possibilities of graphic abstraction and synthetizer type sounds.
Gail Wight's Blow Out takes us from the infinitesimal to the galactic. The smashed test tubes in this series of photographs offer a personal cosmology that mocks, challenges and reveres all at once, dovetailing artistic and scientific explorations. Though seemingly homogenous at first glance, close viewing of each work reveals microscopic variations that prompt us to dwell on the big questions. In grappling with human thought processes, Wight has tested and crossed many barriers.
Below, left : Vera-
Below, right : Gay Wight, Blow Out
Maria Antelman: In taH pah taHbe (2006, 4 min), a sequence of photographs brings the viewer to the empty and rusty remises of a Space Research Center. In between simulators, future tower controls, wind tunnels and hangars Hamlet's soliloqui taH pah taHbe or "to be or not to be" is recited in the artificial language Klingon.
Klingon was first conceived as a prop for the fictional Star Trek universe and soon developed into "the fatest growing language of the galaxy". When Chancellor Gorkon in Star Trek VI said "You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have heard him in the original Klingon", he created food for thought. Who is Shakespeare, a human or a Klingon, and who is the author of the fiction surrounding the fiction? Here sci-
Maria Antelman, taH pah taHbe, 2006. All images are C-