When walking towards a painting by Anoka Faruqee your eyes refuse to settle. Turquoise, formed into an elongated triangular band, is pinched between two golden curves. The turquoise is misbehaving. Instead of sitting still it appears to flex and blend into the yellow. As you get closer the painting changes, and at arm’s length another dramatic shift occurs, the previous turquoise and gold bands of color atomizes into narrow, serpentine, overlapping lines with several more colors, no longer just turquoise and gold. Looking across the room your eyes settle on another painting. This square shaped canvas is a warm gray that seems to dance. Upon closer inspection the pleasantly worked surface transforms into a swirling design of forest green and cherry red lines. Faruqee calls this series of paintings the Moiré series, after the illusion with the same name. The history of Modern art is often told as a race towards extremes, but will that be true of 21st century art? Anoka Faruqee’s work seems to place less emphasis on ‘pureness’ than other abstraction. Faruqee’s work suggests that we can be more complex, and where artists over the past sixty years searched for the strongest statement, maybe our searches will lead in different, more nuanced directions. …
Project by Paul Ferragut
Using openFrameworks, Arduino
Original pictures by Davide Iemmola and Jesus Madrinan
Video by Marek Kultys, Ollie Harrison
Music Gold Panda - Marriage (Star Slinger remix)
The time print device uses blotting paper with Letraset felt-pen. The felt-pen ink bleed in the paper for a duration relative to the grey value of a pixel.
Every “time stain” gradually recreates any images in a pointilist style.
The aim of this project is to emphasize the making process, it can take 20 hours to print one color on a A2 paper.
HT/Ellen Mueller via Facebook.
RIP Eleanor Kent
San Francisco artist who was an early explorer incorporating computing and technology in artistic practice. From SFGate:
Eleanor Kent, one of the early Bay Area artists to pioneer new technology as an art form, died of lung disease in her San Francisco home on July 17. She was 83.
… Ms. Kent started painting and drawing seriously in the mid-1950s after getting a bachelor’s degree in English at Harvard University. When color copiers appeared in the ’70s, she lugged a 1,000-pound Xerox machine to the top floor of her Noe Valley Victorian and began painting on fabric and T-shirts and using the color copier to create prints of poppies, lace, shells, bones and eggs.
Throughout the ’80s, she collaborated with early Silicon Valley tech companies to influence and test-drive their new design tools, such as Apple’s graphic tablets and Vectronic’s Koala Pad.
She taught herself to program in BASIC computer code on her first Apple IIe and printed pictures in dot matrix that she transformed into Cibachrome prints. The large pixels of her prints reminded her of stitches, so Ms. Kent started knitting fractals, Koch curves, Pascal’s triangles and other mathematical images into body jewelry using electro-luminescent wire, which surrounds the wearer with light.“My mom did things other artists simply didn’t do,” said her son, James Schermerhorn IV.
More at SFGate here
Eleanor Kent also had a website featuring her work, which you can find here
Last video for now - the useful Update button
Introducing the Palette Creator - one of the new features of Stitch’n’Glitch 3
Vicki did me a solid by narrating this
Just in time for the weekend, the new version of Stitch’n’Glitch is ready! Some video tutorials on the way going through some of the new features
A new version of Stitch’n’Glitch is very close - the end of the week perhaps. Just finalising things for the website relaunch. It’s going to be good…