This was a performance that used very little means (not much more than leotards and a speaker) to achieve a huge impact. Here’s what we had to say about the piece, but basically, it was just really good.
Artist and programmer Raven Kwok uses algorithms to create amoeba-like programs in his series entitled “1B5F1.” There’s something beautiful but also very disconcerting here; as the creatures grow they violently writhe, and bring into question the role of the artist/scientist as god.
Anyway, with all that said, the varying levels of complexity and growth of these creatures make for a couple of really beautiful GIFs. Mad scientists take heed!
There’s a type of summertime heat in the Gulf states that will turn even the hardiest of souls into a single ball of sweat. Not even air conditioning cannot save you. Summer’s really not the best season for art, and the galleries tend to know that; they slow down just like the rest of their sticky city-dwellers. And yet, a scant few do get out, and try to see art though most of the galleries have gone on vacation.