art

Janet Cardiff: Forty Part Motet by siena scarff

Just Beautiful "The Forty Part Motet (2001), a sound installation by Janet Cardiff (Canadian, born 1957), will be the first presentation of contemporary art at The Cloisters. Regarded as the artist's masterwork, and consisting of forty high-fidelity speakers positioned on stands in a large oval configuration throughout the Fuentidueña Chapel, the fourteen-minute work, with a three-minute spoken interlude, will continuously play an eleven-minute reworking of the forty-part motet Spem in alium numquam habui (1556?/1573?) by Tudor composer Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505–1585)."

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'A million times' by Humans since 1982 by siena scarff

Very mesmerizing. What a stunning installation.

'A million times' by Humans since 1982 from Humans since 1982 on Vimeo.

Humans since 1982 was invited by Design Days Dubai to create a special project for the design fair which takes place 18 - 21 March in Downtown Dubai.
On this special occasion Humans Since 1982 created a 3,44 metre long kinetic clock installation; A million times. The installation is based on almost 300 interconnected analogue clocks. Each clock contains 2 motors to drive the minute and hour-hand independently, creating a choreography. Together, all clocks create one giant display, showcasing customizable texts, patterns and graphics.
With this unique installation Humans since 1982 finalised the clock projects; the clocks escape from its solely pragmatic existence. Usually locked in its functionality to show the time, there is another natural character inherent in an analogue clock. ‘’With its two arms rotating around the centre a clock always dances in slow motion. Shaping out this hidden quality without denying a clocks primary purpose was our goal’’ Per and Bastian clarify.

Immersion Project Kickstarter by siena scarff

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This looks like a very interesting KickStarter project turning the focus on the computer user. A that place I know, for me to much time is spent. 

Participate in the creation of a book and exhibitions about our interactions with screens and screen-based media.

Journeys | Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) by siena scarff

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This show looks like one to see. I wish I could make it to Montreal before March 11, but alas. 


The Journeys exhibition at the CCA takes a different perspective: how movements impact on the environment. Examples range from the coconut that can drift freely on the ocean current and re-seed wherever it finds land, to government-enforced relocation, the uprooting and rearranging of communities in a way that changes landscape and society forever.