Friday, October 19, 2012

ISEA2012 Main Exhibition: Albuquerque Museum

The Albuquerque Museum is presenting one of two portions of the ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness main exhibition. Being a tad bit short on space because of some building renovations, they incorporated and utilized spaces that typically don't get used for exhibition purposes. Finding all the works is a bit like a scavenger hunt, but well worth the effort. 

Ruben Ortiz Torres' High n' Low Rider.  See the video Ruben demoing the lift at the opening reception after the jump.

Hydraulics for days 
The socially interactive (x)trees by Agnes Chavez and Alessandro Saccoia. Text a message to 505-431-6462 to see it projected onto the wall as a tree branch and then watch them grow!

The mountain of Play-Doh that makes up part of Fernando Orellano's piece Population. Watch the video below to see how the shapes are created. As of 2008,  Fernando has created over 8200 Play-Doh cars!

A broken clock is right twice a day.  Alicia Eggert and Mike Fleming's installation Eternity, uses 30 electric clocks spell out "ETERNITY" once every 12 hours. 

Our tour guide playing statue.
Teresa makin' it rain in Colleen Ludwig's participatory piece, Elemental Bodies: Shiver.
Standing in front of the walls casuses water to flow down the surface of the architectural framework. 
Shiver's computer 
Jason Garcia's version of Grand Theft Auto.

Steve Gibson, Justin Love and Jim Olsen created this master piece, Grand Theft Bicycle. Visitors have to actually sit and ride the bike in order to fully experience the piece. Quite the workout too I might add. Museum staff have had to pry away many a visitor off this one.

Paul Wiersbinski and Hanna Hildebrand's ceiling hanging installation SSRS.
Matthew Hebert's sun seeking benches getting a tune-up.
Mark Malmberg's rooftop birds

Stephen Cartwright's Mesh 1 (Cycling 1997-2009) maps Cartwright's running and cycling milage over several years.

ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness is on display through January 6, 2012 

1 comment:

  1. This is an amazing! Thanks for posting all of these pictures and letting us know about this!


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