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Descending a Parametric Staircase
Descending a Parametric Staircase
2018
This piece is a generative animation showing a descent into a never-ending spiral staircase. From time to time, uncanny virtual naked people can be seen walking down the staircase. The work never repeats the same sequence of characters. “Descending a Parametric Staircase” is a homage to Duchamp’s futurist composite “Nude Descending a Staircase” from 1912, taking its colour palette, and his “Rotoreliefs” from 1935.
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Inspired by Real Events
Inspired by Real Events
2004
"Inspired by Real Events" is a series of six black and white photos taken from the point of view of surveillance cameras in different public places of Mexico City. Each photo shows a volunteer climbing a ladder about to reach the camera with his or her hand. A video on a surveillance monitor shows the sequences captured by the cameras.
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1000 Platitudes
1000 Platitudes
2002
"1000 Platitudes" is a large-scale photographic intervention project. It is comprised of photomontages and a video with 1,000 words or expressions commonly used to promote globalized cities to potential investors, such as "open", "modern", "clean", "multicultural" and "cosmopolitan". To make these images, a powerful projector (110,000 ANSI lumens of intensity for images of up to 70 by 70 metres) was placed on a 12-ton truck with a generator, then toured across the city of Linz, Austria.
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Amodal Suspension
Amodal Suspension
Relational Architecture 8, 2002
“Amodal Suspension" is a large-scale interactive installation in which people send short text messages to each other using a cell phone or web browser. However, rather than being sent directly, the messages are encoded as unique sequences of flashes with twenty robotically-controlled searchlights, not unlike the patterns that make up Morse code. Messages "bounce" around from searchlight to searchlight, turning the sky into a giant switchboard.
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