[spectre] Rafael Lozano-Hemmer on JavaMuseum

JavaMuseum JavaMuseum" <info@javamuseum.org
Sat, 27 Apr 2002 08:11:46 +0200

(JAVA=Joint Advance Virtual Affairs)

Currently the actual online show, entitled
'Visions up and down'
is running on www.javamuseum.org
including the artists
*Maya Kalogera*
*The Red Team*
*Myron Turner*
*Calin Man*
*Rafael Lozano-Hemmer*

I would like to point particularly to
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's
'Vectorial Elevation' project which is participating in this show.

At present, this project is commissioned for the opening of the Basque
of Contemporary Art, Artium in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain).

Every visitor of the show is invited to participate in the actual version of
'Vectorial Elevation'.

>From April 22 to May 5, 2002 anyone who logs onto the website, access via
the JavaMuseum show, will be able to design giant light sculptures using 18
robotic searchlights placed around the Museum's central Square. The light
beams will be visible at a distance of 15 kilometres and every six seconds a
new design will be displayed as it arrives from the Internet. The designs
may include participants' names and dedications, which will be shown on a
large screen in the Square. A web page will be produced automatically to
document each participation.

Vectorial Elevation's results are spectacular and also metaphorical. They
provide us with a radically new understanding of an esthetics of networks
proper. The projected patterns are creating an epiphany-making manifest in a
visible mode the coherence and beauty of invisible connections across the
-- Derrick de Kerckhove, Director, McLuhan Program, U. of Toronto,


Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
director of JavaMuseum
JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(JAVA=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)