Thursday, March 24, 2011
Final touches on Mikhail Iliatov's installation
Our intern Jessie, above, helps put the finishing touches on Mikhail Iliatov's Rembrandt Flyby (Parts 1 & 2)
. Tiny sensors are hidden throughout the gallery and will be tabulating how long gallery visitors stand in front of the artwork on view.
Rob is working to hide the last of the wires from the tech savvy project. The final tabulations will be visible on digital counters in the windows of Mixed Greens (viewable from 26th Street).
More on Mikhail's project, from the press release:
Rembrandt Flyby (parts 1 & 2), uses sensors and hardware, stealthily installed throughout Stas Orlovski’s solo exhibition
(part 1) and Sonya Blesofsky’s solo exhibition (part 2), to tabulate how many people stand in front of each piece and for how long. The number of people and the average viewing duration for each artwork displays in the Mixed Greens’ windows as a series of flickering numbers. While the numbers may appear to reference something tangible, they are truly attempting to quantify the intangible: appreciation, contemplation, and meditation occurring in front of a work of art. Is anyone willing to spend thirty minutes standing in front of speakers, or a work or art, or the gallery windows? Iliatov is attempting to find out.
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