Sculpted Movement
Curated Exhibition // Summer 2018

During the last decade we feel technology should be everywhere and nowhere at the same time, perfectly integrated into our everyday experience, or our homes, without intruding. The future art audience has technology in their everyday life; through technology they experience the world around them, and this is what connects them to
one-another.
The Niio Featured Exhibition is dedicated to the moving image and public space, aiming to present curated screening programs to a wider audience. It is based on the idea of mediating works from an extended list of contemporary video artists, through new digital exhibition formats and cloud-based platforms.
                                                                                       


Quayola
Matter

"Matter" is the first piece in a new series of work that investigates objects with three-dimensional surface features. The subject of this piece is Rodin’s iconic 1902 sculpture “The Thinker”. "Matter" sets up a tension between physical and artificial reality, while exploring the geometric complexities of subtraction, the process of carving away from a block of material. A departure from Quayola’s past projects, in which he films and photographs his subjects directly, "Matter" originated with a computer graphic model of its subject. This 3-D model was constructed based on photos of the original sculpture, rather than using a scan or other techniques of capture. As a representation it is therefore susceptible to error, marking a shift in Quayola’s approach toward virtual space. While his past "Strata" series may emphasized perfection, this new body of work is interested in precision- specifically that of man-made crafts, those executed by hand with great skill.

 

Refik Anadol
Wind of Linz - Troemploeil

Wind of Boston: Data Paintings is a site-specific work that turns the invisible patterns of wind in and around Boston into a series of poetic data paintings within a 6’ x 13’ digital canvas. By using a one-year data set collected from Boston Logan Airport, Refik Anadol Studios developed a series of custom software to read, analyze and visualize wind speed, direction, and gust patterns along with time and temperature at 20-second intervals throughout the year.
The resulting artwork is a series of four dynamic “chapters”, each using data as a material to create a unique visual interpretation of the interaction between the environment and the city. Each chapter brings different aspects of the data sets to life with distinct and varied painterly, emotive aesthetics, making visible the invisible beauty of wind as a natural phenomenon.

Each of the four chapters focuses on one distinct characteristic of the Wind of Boston. The first chapter, Hidden Landscapes highlights the anemometer’s most radical readings to create immaterial, spatial experiences. Porcelain Memories recalls the intangible power of a gale when reimagined outside of the traditional constraints of time. Sea Breeze explores the paradox of soft gentle wind blowing from the sea to the site in the harsh cold of winter. Gust in the City is a top-view visualization that explores the phenomenon of high speed winds in short bursts and the constant unseen poetic dance between the forces of nature and the built environment.


Jonathan Monaghan
Scroll

Scroll is a seamlessly looping video installation. We are presented with an endless column of plastic, architecture, fur, and fabric. Taking on organic qualities the structure repeatedly spores futuristic seeds, suggesting technology itself as a reproducing life form. Maintaining an unsettling ambiguity the work calls into the question the boundaries between technology and the natural.


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Ronen Sharabani
Elements

Ronen Sharabani lives and works in Israel. Sharabani studied drawing painting and sculpting at NYSS in New York , has attended the International School of Art in Italy.
Sharabani was awarded the Cannes Gold Lion Prize, for creative commercial; The Buckingham First Prize for the Expression of Music through Art; The Hohenberg Scholarship and the Golden Feather, for editing.


ZEITGUISED
geist.xyz

geist.xyz is a different kind of fashion project: what looks at first glance as an eccentric tangle of simulated dance and a color coordinated tumblr exploration turns out to be a study of handcrafted algorithmic textiles and procedural surfaces.
A synthetic ghost shifts simulated textiles from passive matter to live organisms. They behave like apparitions in an artificial choreography, with movements that are imaginary yet familiar. Like a constant metamorphosis, the same sequence gets transformed over and over again. At each step, all aspects of the designs are modified, from algorithmic pattern to color scheme to fabric behaviour. The results are meandering layers of style changes.
A linear montage shows the intricate details. Shuffled layers of metronomic sounds emphasize the transformation fluctuating in and out of sync.
The grid of moving images on geist.xyz visualizes our conceptual approach and color scheme.
Outtakes on instagram.com/zeitguised
All conceptual, design and production work: ZEITGUISED.
Sound track: "geist.xyz" by Superimposed Void (http://bit.ly/svgeist)


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Ronen Sharabani
HourGlass

Ronen Sharabani lives and works in Israel. Sharabani studied drawing painting and sculpting at NYSS in New York , has attended the International School of Art in Italy.
Sharabani was awarded the Cannes Gold Lion Prize, for creative commercial; The Buckingham First Prize for the Expression of Music through Art; The Hohenberg Scholarship and the Golden Feather, for editing.


 
 
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Quayola
Artist

Quayola employs technology as a lens to explore the tensions and equilibriums between seemingly opposing forces: the real and artificial, figurative and abstract, old and new. Constructing immersive installations, often at historically significant architectural sites, he engages with and reimagines canonical imagery through contemporary technology. Hellenistic sculpture, Old Master painting, and Baroque architecture are some of the historical aesthetics that serve as a point of departure for Quayola’s abstract compositions. His varied practice, all deriving from custom computer software, also includes audiovisual performance, video, sculpture, and works on paper.

Refik Anadol
Artist

Refik Anadol is a media artist and director born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1985. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is a lecturer and visiting researcher in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts. He is working in the fields of site-specific public art with parametric data sculpture approach and live audio/visual performance with immersive installation approach, particularly his works explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts. 

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Jonathan Monaghan
Artist

Jonathan Monaghan works across print, sculpture, and video installation. His work challenges the boundaries between the real, the imagined, and virtual. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from science fiction to Baroque architecture, he creates bizarre, yet compelling narratives and imagery with the same high-end technology used in Hollywood or by video game designers. His work has been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at bitforms gallery in New York, Spazio Ridotto in Venice, and Market Gallery in Glasgow. Group exhibitions include New Frontiers at the Sundance Film Festival, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Postmasters Gallery.

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Ronen Sharabani
Artist

Ronen Sharabani lives and works in Israel. Sharabani studied drawing painting and sculpting at NYSS in New York , has attended the International School of Art in Italy.
Sharabani was awarded the Cannes Gold Lion Prize, for creative commercial; The Buckingham First Prize for the Expression of Music through Art; The Hohenberg Scholarship and the Golden Feather, for editing.

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ZEITGUISED
Art Studio

Zeitguised is a studio for contemporary art. Founded in 2001 by American sculpture and fashion designer Jamie Raap and German architect Henrik Mauler, their collective crafts unique, cryptic and texture-juxtaposing digital creations that are both organic and mechanical in nature. They feed from each of their experiences in fashion photography, sculpture, installation and architecture. Whether through film, photography or design, Zeitguised pushes the limits of digital surrealism.