Left: AOL, about the time the internet and I first met. (Remember that sonorous modem music? The sound of the future!) Right: AOL now (yes, it’s still there). With lotsa “headline news” on household health hazards, amazing pet stories, and shocking-yet-true dramatic personal episodes of total nobodies.
The violent and ambiguous encounter depicted in A’gave you (2008) encapsulates the force and intent of Wangechi Mutu’s collages, the highlight of her ongoing retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum. A blue, thick-rooted, and out-sized version of the New World monocot bends to a violated female pseudo-cyborg. Her eyes, cheap black speckled pearls, are replicated in the plant’s ovary. The kneeling figure’s torso, head, and left arm are thrown back in disinterested submission; her right arm is lost to perspective and/or trauma. Gold sparkle and blood explodes from her chest as she births, or pisses, a long, fat strand of bright yellow-orange which forms a new root-system beneath both her and the plant.
The Wrong—New Digital Art Biennale, accessible only from November 1 through December 31, brings together 30 online “pavilions” showing curated artworks. Each pavilion is introduced by an informational web page on thewrong.org which includes an external link to the pavilion itself; pavilions often take the form of an artist- or curator-designed page through which one can access multiple artworks. For Chambers Pavilion, curator Sara Ludy invited eleven artists to create original, online “sound rooms” which can be accessed from a blueprint-like layout (pictured above). Select works from the pavilion are featured below.
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myData=myMondrian is an interactive art interface in which the personal data provided by viewers is translated into Piet Mondrian-like composition.
Manhattan Timeformations maps the evolution of New York’s skyscraper districts during the 20th century. The site depicts the dynamic relationship between big buildings and other layers of urban information, including geologic formation, settlement patterns, the location of landfill, transportation and communications infrastructure, zoning laws and real estate cycles.