Sunday, June 12, 2011

construct on Magoo


I think in general when people say "I know," they don't know, they believe. I believe that art is the only form of activity in which man as man shows himself to be a true individual. Only in art is he capable of going beyond the animal state, because art is an outlet toward regions which are not ruled by time and space. To live is to believe; that's my belief, at any rate.

-- Marcel Duchamp, interviewed by James Johnson Sweeney for NBC at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1956 (more)

'construct' by Selavy Oh, is now on Magoo (Teleport)

More on construct by Selavy Oh here

construct discussed on Arahan Claveau's Soup Radio here

video by Mab MacMoragh: rough draft for a final version of Selavy Oh's 'construct variations' to be finished later this year

a project by Selavy Oh
May 1-18, 2011
curated by Goodwind Seiling / Sachiko Hayashi
space provided by HUMLAB / University of Umeå, Sweden

CONSTRUCT is a 75-day project performed during Selavy Oh's residency at Yoshikaze/HUMLAB. Selavy Oh was present every day adding one hollow cube representing one day to the installation. The resulting installation consists of 75 white cubes, most of them reacting in various ways to the presence of visitors, and can be conceived as collection of dynamic time capsules, as spatial blog or diary, that transforms time to space and thus breaks up the inevitable causality of its development by folding it to a multidimensional ensemble allowing for novel relations between its constituents. The single days continuously exchange their positions, resulting in an everchanging labyrinth of cubes - some days even becoming inaccessible - which allows the visitor to discover new connections and associations that go beyond formal or semantic similarity.
(Text by Selavy Oh)
Selavy Oh's installation "construct" was realised during her 75-day-long virtual residency between February and April 2011 at Yoshikaze "Up-In-The-Air" Humlab, Umeå University, Sweden.  The residency was curated by Goodwind Seiling/Sachiko Hayashi in collaboration with the sim manager Didge Burroughs/Jim Barrett.
See all Soup Blog posts on 'construct'
See Mab's Flickr set for Selavy Oh's 'construct'

1 comment:

  1. Really great machinima of Construct Mab, and valuable documentation.