[spectre] Turbulence Commission: "FUJI spaces and other places" by
turbulence at turbulence.org
Sun Jan 3 22:34:53 CET 2010
January 3, 2010; 6:30 am in Tokyo (4:30 pm EST)
Turbulence Commission: "FUJI spaces and other places" by Nurit Bar-Shai
Appropriating, processing, and interweaving several existing webcam feeds of
Mount Fuji, "FUJI" is a durational piece for four seasons. "FUJI" examines
the authenticity of networked, spatiotemporal experiences of distant nature,
sacred sites, and sacred icons. The overwhelming immediacy and delirious
variety of live broadcasts available via the Internet, as well as the
current incitement to communicate with distant but real subjects alter our
experience of space which is invariably mediated through images. In "FUJI",
the gap between the real place and its representation no longer exists.
"FUJI" is a voyage across deep time, experienced minute by minute, day by
day -- a longing for a place that could never be, yet, evidently, always is.
Nurit Bar-Shai is an inter-media artist who composes video and live
telematic installations. Her work has been exhibited at the OK-Center in
Linz, The National Art Center in Tokyo, SESI Gallery in Sao Paulo, the
Science Gallery at Trinity College, Dublin, The State Museum of Contemporary
Art, Thessaloniki and The Center for Digital Art in Israel, among others.
Bar-Shai received a Prix Ars Electronica 2007 Honorary Mention, the 11th
Japan Media Arts Festival Jury Award, ETC Finishing Funds award, funded by
NYSCA, ARTIS - Contemporary Israeli Art Fund Grant, and was commissioned by
Turbulence.org, with funds from The Greenwall Foundation (2006), and with
funds from The Jerome Foundation (2009). Bar-Shai has held residencies at
the Experimental Television Center, the Makor Steinhardt Center,
Harvestworks and the European Lab for Interactive Media Art: eMobiLArt.
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