A Kiss Of Art: Lawrence Malstaf & Amy Barclay

A Kiss Of Art: Lawrence Malstaf & Amy Barclay

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Lawrence Malstaf The "Nemo Observatory" is captivating in a way that is simultaneously disconcerting and hypnotic. Lawrence Malstaf (Belgium) utilizes five fans and a walk-through PVC cylinder to create a localized cyclone. Thousands of bits of polystyrene fly about through the air with the observer situated right in the middle of it all"”literally in the eye of the storm. Regardless of whether he/she focuses on particles whirling all about or looks past the flurry of material off into the distance, the tempestuous circumstances seem to exert an extraordinarily calming effect. This high-energy spectacle suddenly becomes a uniform, almost spellbinding sensory impression. With his "Nemo Observatory," Lawrence Malstaf has succeeded in producing a high-impact allegory"”an apt symbolic representation of our ever-more-rapidly changing world and our attempt to maintain our composure amidst the storm. The Golden Nica in Interactive Art goes to "Nemo Observatory." Amy Barclay Administration and Communications Coordinator at Experimenta Media Arts Melbourne Area and Australia � Fine Art Sunday Lights presents a conversation with the curator of Experimenta Media Arts, Amy Barclay. Experimenta is a Melbourne-based arts festival focussing on new or innovative forms. Barclay was previously a curator of International Art Exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file)
Additional Contributors: Kanopy (Firm)

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