Decode: Digital Design Sensations

Fabrica at the V&A.

1 gennaio 2009

The interactive art installations Venetian Mirror and Exquisite Clock are part of Decode: Digital Design Sensations, an exhibition curated by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the leading digital arts organization onedotzero.
Venetian Mirror is a large scale interactive installation blending contemporary digital technology with traditional Venetian glass. When the visitor walks up to the installation, their image doesn’t immediately appear in the mirror. Only if they keep very still, will the reflection slowly appear, like a photograph being developed. The combination of high tech and traditional design invites the audience to reflect on the duality of new and old, and the mystery of time itself. Venetian Mirror is by Andy Cameron and Sam Baron with Oriol Ferrer Mesia, Goncalo Campos and Dave Towey.

Exquisite Clock is a clock made of numbers taken from everyday life – seen, captured and uploaded by people from all over the world. Built around an online database, the clock exists as a web 2.0 website, an iPhone application and as a series of site specific installations. The V&A Exquisite Clock is a hanging sculpture of deconstructed computers, screens and cables which visitors are invited to contribute to and interact with. Exquisite Clock is by Joao Wilbert. iPhone development is by Steven Baughman.