TRANSMEDIA :29:59

media art in public urban space

Curated by Michael Alstad and Michelle Kasprzak

September 1 - 30th, 2005:


29th minute: Pascual Sisto - '28 YEARS IN THE IMPLICATE ORDER'
59th minute: Luke Lamborn - 'UTOPIA'


Year Zero One is pleased to present TRANSMEDIA :29:59, a year long exhibition on the pedestrian level video billboard at Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. Launched August 1st 2005, TRANSMEDIA :29:59 features one minute video works 24/7 every half hour on the 29th and 59th minutes.

Featured for the month of September is Pascual Sisto's '28 Years in the Implicate Order' & Luke Lamborn's 'Utopia'.

Pascual Sisto's '28 Year in the Implicate Order' is a work based on the concepts of Quantum Theory and Quantum Mechanics as described by David Bohm. The video consists of a fixed locked off shot of an empty parking lot. A centered sodium vapor light illuminates the desolate landscape. 28 red balls bounce up and down in a chaotic random order. Each ball performing as an individual entity bouncing at its own rate and speed. As the video progresses towards its mid point, the balls align themselves in a harmonious blanket. Breathing in and out as a cumulative frequency, they reach the point where they all bounce at the same precise moment and then resume to go back into chaos.m.

Luke Lamborn's 'Utopia' Analyzes the idea of clean, perfect, and tireless machinery couched in the unstable landscape of reality. Utopia functions as a perpetual motion machine, performing as a stable power source, regardless of inconsistencies in the wind. It is a utopian vision of wind power. Utopia was created through a motion-tracking program written in Max/MSP using footage of a wind turbine shot in central New York. Three identical clips of the turbine are superimposed upon each other, all playing at different speeds. The speed of the clips are regulated by the propeller rotation of the first clip which slows down, stops, and gains momentum in varying spurts during the course of the taping. If the blade slows down, the speed of the superimposed footage speeds up to compensate. As the speed of this second clip accelerates, the speed of the third clip declines. Thus, the mean rotation rate always remains constant. The three dots at the bottom indicate the speed of each clip and blink when the propeller blade reaches the apex of its rotation. In essence, Utopia is a video that is generated based upon it’s own content.


BIOS

Pascual Sisto was raised in Barcelona, Spain and studied art and film in Barcelona before coming to Los Angeles in 1995.  Upon graduating with a BFA in film from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in December 1999, Sisto began working as a freelance visual FX artist and animator. In December 2000, he signed with Satellite Films (a division of Propaganda Films) for music video representation until its closure in 2001, sharing a roster with fellow directors Spike Jonze, Dante Ariola and Melody McDaniel. Since then he has directed an acclaimed short film (Oceano 2002) and worked on mixed media projects and video installations before the creation of Swift Gallery in 2004. Swift Gallery Foundation is an artist-run non -profit curatorial organization for provocative art  and culture based in Los Angeles, California.


Luke Lamborn is an emerging artist examining new ways of altering and enhancing perception through digital technologies. He has exhibited and screened his artwork throughout the US and internationally. He obtained a BFA in digital media at the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating summa cum laude. Currently, Lamborn is pursuing his MFA in computer art in the Department of Transmedia at Syracuse University.


Year Zero One gratefully acknowledges Yonge-Dundas Square and Clearchannel for their support of Transmedia :29:59.









 
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