Thursday, June 03, 2010

Eve Sussman & Rufus Corporation, This Sunday @ MoMA


Eve Sussman & Rufus Corporation
whiteonwhite:algorithmicthriller
[beta version]
work-in-progress screening

The Museum of Modern Art
Titus Theater 2
11 West 53rd St.

Sunday, June 6, 2010
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Doors open at 5pm

The film is running.
There is no start or end time.
Please enter and leave as you wish.
The length of the film is determined by you.

Feel free to walk to the front of the theater to read the code screens.

There will be a Q + A at 6:30pm
with Eve Sussman, Jeff Wood, Kevin Messman and Jeff Garneau

On June 6th, The Museum of Modern Art will act as a black box testing site for a “beta version” of Eve Sussman & Rufus Corporation's whiteonwhite:algorithmicthriller. The film will be powered by code, programmed exclusively for the project, that edits the film in real time culling from a server loaded with over 2,000 film clips, sounds, and narration. The guided nature of the code causes it to pull video and audio, based on voice over and tags written into the metadata of each file and the narrative. The movie mixes chronology, intertwining beginning, middle or end, never repeating the same way twice.

White on White is supported by Creative Capital, The Richard Massey Foundation, CEC Artslink, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), The Trust for Mutual Understanding and Sisita Soldevila/Amister Collection - Barcelona

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Anonymous Gam said...

video killed the radio star ...
algorithms killed the artists star ...
i remember doing a series of pieces that circumvented the input of the artist in terms of composition and d*mned if the series didn't succeed regardless. Even did a number of series of the series to disprove my initial results, with the same "positive" conclusion. Even so, I still hold to the opinion that art without an artists isn't art. Beauty in nature isn't the same as beauty in art and art without "humanity" isn't art. Let the algorithm do your compositions and it may still hold together beautifully, but what that beauty transmits and shares won't be what art offers.

Like fast food versus having a dinner party where you converse with your dearest acquaintances. In both circumstances you get nourishment and some sort of verbal exchange, but they really aren't on the same level of significance. Art needs artists.

Life is open ended but we still somehow manage to have closure. A looping story line might (I haven't seen the exhibit so I am speaking only of my expectations here) would likely remain really difficult to share our experiences of. We'll not have experienced the same exhibit. Then again, maybe that is what we already have with our digital medias, endless story lines that never arrive anywhere.

6/03/2010 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Gam said...

I'll post this now as the show has past. As an aside on The film will be powered by code, or technology "generating" art, if you love line drawings check these info graphics out:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/sets/72157624209158632/


They show photographed locals of within a city (as uploaded onto the web via flikr) overlaid onto the city geo placements grouped by tourists vs locals.


Some beautiful line images driven by technology. Like a drawing from Leonardo

(if you click "on all sizes" -left top corner- you can see a better image of the given graphic)

6/10/2010 06:09:00 AM  

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