|art architecture on Tue, 22 Jun 1999 11:11:04 +0200 (CEST)
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|nettime-nl: UITNODIGING OPENING KCMYK PARK VR25/06 19u OP STENEN HOOFD
PARK KCMYK IN STENEN HOOFD OPENING FRIDAY 25 JUNE 19u EXHIBITION FROM 25/6 TILL 24/7 WITH CHILDREN ANIMATION HET STENEN HOOFD LIGT IN HET IJ BIJ WESTERDOKSDIJK TE AMSTERDAM, TUSSEN IJ-MARKT EN DE GRAANSILO'S EN IS TE BEREIKEN MET BUS 35 VANAF HET CENTRAAL STATION, HALTE BARENTZPLEIN. HET STENEN HOOFD IS TOEGANKELIJK VAN ZONSOPGANG TOT ZONSONDERGANG. HTTP://ART-ARCHITECTURE.WEBJUMP.COM (INCLUDING VRML MODELS) CONCEPT: In former times city and countryside were obvious opponents, which reflected the contrast between these two realities. Nowadays tracks of rationality evade from the ‘jungle’ of the contemporary city,which becomes the natural environment for human beings. In the meantime the countryside gets industrial and a battlefield for landscape-design. Although by this evolution the border between the artificial and the natural grows into a more complex configuration, they definitely stay strangers speaking a different language. Misunderstandings are far from being excluded and trigger continuously new ideas to be explored. Besides the notion ‘future’ is more and more reaching the point of absolute relativity. Before it took centuries to complete a cathedral, nowadays more complex designs wouldn’t need more than some years to be built. The same is true for travelling, (technological) innovations, … Our notion of time speeds up. What is future today, will be past tomorrow.. As a consequence the definition of a ‘park of the future’ enriches itself with new possibilities and questions : How radical a park can be in its artificiality? How capable is a park to answer the speed of our society? In my proposal I tried to focus on these issues. Considering the aspect of speed this ‘park’ shouId be almost portable. So it can be easily transported from one place to another, depending on the local needs of the city. Moreover only its structure could be permanent, its further appereance should always being able to change. I designed the park as a small piece of architecture made of paintings. However the frames of the painting are independent of the main structure and can be easily replaced. In this ‘park’ all nature is replaced by the extremely artificial colors of fluoricent paint. Not trees, bushes, grass, … are the main actors, but cyan, magenta, yellow and black (cmyk). The pittoresk walk from scene to scene as in English park design is reduced to one painting. The ‘park’ consists of five parallel paintings (+/-3x2,4m2), placed with a certain distance (+/-1,2m) from eachother. By consequence four corridors emerge where people can pass. As the colors (cmyk) are monochromely applied on transparant canvases, they don’t only mix gently with each other, but also the color palette gets different on both sides for each corridor. The process of mixing is not static like in fullcolour print, but is continuously changing by every little move of the spectator. Even the shapes and colors of the environment (static) and the public (dynamic) will interfere. The painting has become unstable. Black is the colour of the two outside paintings, which act like a ‘poussoir’ for the total painting. Each monochome painting seem very structured in relation to the whole, but not comprehensible. To achieve this effect I designed the paintings on the computer, which allowed me to get already a certain feeling about the mixing of the colours. Afterwards they were painted by hand. The result is undefinable: it’s nor a painting nor a computergraphic. Combining these two different systems opens a new dimension, just like the different position of our eyes causes depth. The twilight zone between computer (artificial?) and human beings (natural?) fascinates, because of the obvious torsion between the desire of the intended and the unexpected. ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com -- * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet toegestaan zonder * toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een gesloten en gemodereerde mailinglist * over net-kritiek. Meer info: email@example.com met 'info nettime-nl' in de * tekst v/d email. Archief: http://www.factory.org/nettime-nl. Contact: * firstname.lastname@example.org. Int. editie: http://www.desk.nl/~nettime.