Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Funky Blobbies and Guilty Art.

The other day (I think it was Friday last week, but I can't remember for sure...) our class went up to this funked up art exhibit.
It took us a while to work out what the hell was going on.

In the middle of the room was just this random printer that didn't seem to be doing anything, then all of a sudden it turned on and started printing out what looked like ascii drawings of circles.

Then there were two projectors on either side of the room, one of which looked like some funky predator style sci-fi vision, which turned out to be some kind of motion-tracker thing?
There was a camera set up un a different part of the University that it was coming from, and the shapes on the screen were people in the area.
All the red text tells you how long each blobby has been on the screen for and such.

After we found that out, well of course we needed a photo of ourselves as blobby things, so we lovingly abandoned our lovely friend Carl and stood infront of the camera for about 15 minutes trying to work out if we were on the screen or not.

And here we are!
The two blobs close together are Zara and Alison, the one rather away was me walking back and forth so Carl could find us.

It was a pretty funky exhibit, but I must admit, its one of those artsy things that makes me feel a little guilty in that I dont really get much out of these kind of art pieces, and would be much better and sitting and staring and a drawing of an irritated badger for 20 minutes.