Monday, March 12, 2007

Tatsuo Miyajima in Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich)

Tatsuo Miyajima designed this particular media art, as he does all his works, with three ideals in mind. First, Miyajima wants his work to be ever changing. The world itself is in a perpetual state of change. Miyajima's art embraces these changes. Second, he wants his art to be immortal. To be immortal is to be part of the universe. Finally, Miyajima designs his media sculptures to be universal. He wants his art to reach out to people and not just be viewed inside the conventional style. His projects try to span past orthodox and sterile viewing experiences. This particular piece has an interesting composition physically. Plus, Miyajima incorporated LED's into his artwork that change numbers in seemingly random fashion. Some displays count up sequentially very quickly, others count by strange integers slowly. Each LED display seems different. The artwork as whole, considering the flashing lights and ever-changing displays is absolutely mesmorizing. You can also see the movie at Google Video.

nick svilar

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