shu lea cheang on Sat, 23 Jun 2001 09:13:08 +0200 (CEST)
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[Nettime-bold] kick baby kick- baby play
Title: kick baby kick- baby play
RELEASE, June 22, 2001
"Baby Play" premiers at NTT/InterCommunication Center
A new Net installation by Shu Lea Cheang
June 22-July 29, 2001
For more information about "Baby Play," please visit:
To participate in "Baby Play," please visit:
"Baby Play" interlinks a large-scale foosball field
("Baby Play" is derived
from the French name for foosball, "baby foot") with the
Net as a ME-motion
(memory-emotion) playing field. "Baby Play" is
installation 1.0 of
Cheang's "Locker Baby" project (2001-2002), which features
installations based on a fictional scenario set in the year
by the Dolly Polly Transgency (DPT) with genes extracted from deep
pearls, the clone generation of Locker Babies are born out of Tokyo
lockers and entrusted to retrieve our collective deposits of
on the Net.
"Baby Play" is comprised of an immense foosball playing
field (15m x 7.5m),
22 inflatable designer locker babies (140cm in height), 8
playing rods (5m
in length), a large-scale projection and a "Baby Play"
website. As local
gallery participants engage in a game of foosball, the image of
bouncing in the actual playing field is sent to the ME-motion virtual
on the Net. The movement of the ball in the actual playing
tracked by 36 touch sensors and sent to the "Baby Play"
website where the
virtual moving ball retrieves sound and text files as ME-motion data.
public is invited to utilize the 36 virtual lockers for data deposit
play ball on the Net.
Cheang, whose work netlinks physical and online spaces, has
at Walker Art Center (Bowling Alley 1995), ICC Biennal (Buy One Get
and created the Guggenheim Museum's first web based art
"Brandon." (1998-1999). Baby Play marks her return to large
scale net installation
after the release of her cyberporn feature film, "I.K.U."
A set of 36 essential sound data based on Ryu Murakami's
1980's novel "Coin Locker Babies" is contributed by
Baby Play is curated by Hisanori Gogota at NTT[ICC].
For further information contact:
Hisanori Gogota <firstname.lastname@example.org>
or Julia Friedman <Info@juliafriedman.com>