Monday, July 10, 2017

The Art of Doing

The Art of Doing
Mountain Dew and Lightwave Unveil “The Art of Doing” – The World’s First Art Gallery Powered by Emotion.

The art installation, a high-concept gallery space housing six custom-built pieces representing each athlete’s unique feeling of doing, was featured at the Long Beach Dew Tour from 6/15 through 6/18, 2017.

Data was collected by a high-end wearable device measuring heart rate, blood volume pulse, skin temperature, electro dermal activity and motion which transmitted biofeedback in real-time to Lightwave’s analytics engine. Lightwave then analyzed this data using applied neuroscience techniques, such as measuring orienting responses and heart rate variability, to gain insight into the emotional intensity of the skating experience.

The output at Dew Tour is a first-of-its-kind art exhibition reimagining the athletes’ data featuring generative, code-based artwork that visually transforms the feeling of professional athletes skateboarding and competing.

This exhibit combines two emotion tracking technologies – biofeedback measurement and facial coding – and will transform both athlete and guest data into completely unique and beautiful data-driven pieces of artwork, unique to each athlete.

At the end of the art viewing experience, a custom-built skateboard wall will use the facial reactions of guests to generate a piece of art based on these reactions.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Brian Eno: 77 Million Paintings

  Brian Eno 77 Million Paintings     

77 Million Paintings by British musician, composer, record producer, music theorist and singer Brian Eno. As a solo artist, he is best known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music.

The title is derived from the possible number of combinations of video and music which can be generated by the computer software, effectively ensuring that the same image/soundscape is never played twice.

77 Million Paintings is also an art installation and series of giclée art prints. I went to see the recent exhibition of this art installation and prints at UAM CSULB in December of 2009. It was excellent. I took the photos on the right and saved the UAM Web page so that we can enjoy and remember the wonderful experience.

Please click on the photos above for more information about the art of Brian Eno and to purchase the computer software from his official Web site.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin
French, born 1848

The Swineherd, 1888
Oil on Canvas
93 x 74 cm (36 x 74 in.)

Post-Impressionist painters are known for using vivid colors, thick application of paint, distinctive brushstrokes, real-life subject matter, and unnatural or arbitrary color. Most people are familiar with the paintings of Paul Cézanne.

My favorite painter from this period is Vincent van Gogh, with whom Gauguin spent nine weeks painting in Arles. Paul Gauguin experienced bouts of depression and at one time attempted suicide. After suffering financial troubles and a lack of recognition, Gauguin left Europe.

In Polynesia, Gauguin created many figurative paintings of the island's female inhabitants. The paintings were rich with exotic motifs and symbolism. Gauguin died from syphilis at 54 years of age.

This painting is currently part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, European Painting - Post-Impressionism collection.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Orange County Performing Arts Center

Orange County Performing Arts Center
The Orange County Performing Arts Center is one of the nation’s premier arts organizations. It is a unique achievement of community vision, initiative, artistic accomplishment and generosity. The center is widely known for its stunning architecture and technical facilities, impeccable acoustics and the exceptional quality of the companies and artists who perform here.

The Performing Artscenter offers the world’s leading dance companies, Broadway shows, award-winning classical, jazz and cabaret artists, family entertainment, special events and year-round educational programs. It is also the home of four Artistic Partners: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Opera Pacific, and also the Pacific Chorale.

The Performing Artscenter encompasses the 3,000-seat opera house style Segerstrom Hall, the 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, the 500-seat multi-functional Samueli Theater, 250-seat Founders Hall and 46,000-square-foot community plaza.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Dashanzi Art District

Dashanzi Art District
"Dashanzi Art District" is the informal name of a part of Dashanzi in the Chaoyang District of Beijing that houses a thriving artist community, among 50-year old decommissioned military factory buildings of unique architectural style. It is often compared with New York's Greenwich Village or SoHo, but faces impending destruction from the forces driving Beijing's urban sprawl.

The 798 arts district, initially based on the Bauhaus buildings of Factory 798, has experienced a period of rapid development over the past three years. In this short time it has established itself as a prominent space for showing domestic and international Chinese contemporary art, and serves as an example of what the latest contemporary Chinese culture and lifestyles have to offer. As more and more art organizations make their homes in Dashanzi area, the district has become increasingly vibrant, bringing in a wide range of art and activities.

Since 2002, the 798 arts district has organized a series of important contemporary art activities. The area is often called the 798 Art District or Factory 798 although technically, Factory #798 is only one of several structures within a complex formerly known as Joint Factory 718.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

Andy Warhol
Beethoven [II.391], 1987
Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
40" x 40"

I love to listen to music. I especially enjoy an excellent symphony orchestra. Ludwig van Beethoven, pictured above, was a German composer and pianist of extraordinary talent. After moving to Austria, Beethoven studied with Franz Joseph Haydn who was one of the most prominent composers of the Classical period. Beethoven shares the legacy of being the most famous classical composer of the western world with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Beethoven is remembered for his powerful compositions and for continuing to compose and conduct even after he began to go deaf at age 28.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg
Robert Rauschenberg
American, born 1925

Soviet/American Array III, 1988
223.5 x 134.6 cm
(88 x 53 in.)

Robert Rauschenberg began to integrate waste products from modern American everyday life into his pictures in the 1950s. This was when the famous "combine" paintings (so called because they were neither painting nor sculpture, but both) were produced. Experimentation with magazine and newspaper photographs created a groundbreaking new form of expression. To view more works of art by Robert Rauschenberg and other famous artists, please visit the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.