Boston Cyberarts 2005 Festival Event
Mon 04/18/2005 - Sun 05/08/2005
Science of Causes
The Science of Causes, curated by Carmin Karasic and Fred Levy, hosts 3 local artists: A.R.T., Harvey Loves Harvey, and Andrew Neumann, showing installations designed for the Gallery at 700 Beacon St. Each artist will be taking over 1/3 of the gallery to install a unique work of art. The three installations in Science of Causes are all dynamic, self-referential and autonomous. They reflect our visual culture by ironically probing our ever-increasing dependency on technology. An interactive life sized video projection, “An interactive study of human response to mediated actions without consequence: Naughty or Nice” by Harvey Loves Harvey, exploits voyeurism and paradoxically requires that viewers remotely direct and observe the interaction of strangers. We can then objectively examine the reactions to our choices, because technology has evolved such that we may act without moral consequence. In “Weed” by A.R.T. the autonomous actions of a robot create a tedious interpretation of a garden weed. Repetitive self-referential movements ‘grow’ toothpicks into complex fractal flooring, paralleling technology’s role in the quest for artificial life. "Wall Construction #2" by Andrew Neumann is large machine-like structure of sprawling network of motors, wires, and video screens depicting or referencing construction sites.
April 18-May 8, Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm.
Opening Wed, April 20. 5-7:30pm.
Gallery conversations with multimedia artist Carmin Karasic, Fri. April 29, at 12:30 - 1:30pm, joined by Andrew Neumann, and at 3:30 - 4:30pm joined by HLH artist, Jason Dean.
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