"I Want You To Want Me chronicles the world’s long-term relationship with romance, across all ages, genders, and sexualities, gathering new data from a variety of online dating sites every few hours. The system searches these sites for certain phrases, which it then collects and stores in a database. These phrases, taken out of context, provide partial glimpses into people’s private lives. Simultaneously, the system forms an evolving zeitgeist of dating, tracking the most popular first dates, turn-ons, desires, self-descriptions and interests."
(Jonathan Harris & Sep Kamvar, 2008)
Whitney Museum of American Art
The Battle of Algiers recomposes scenes from the 1965 film of the same name by Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo. The original film is a reenactment of the Algerian nationalist struggle leading to independence from France in 1962. The success of the actual battle for independence has been attributed to the nationalists' organisation: a pyramidal structure of self-organized cells. Lafia and Lin recomposed the film along a cell-based structure, in which French Authority and the Algerian Nationalist cells are represented by stills from the film and move according to different rule sets. When cells of different camps intersect, they trigger video cells displaying each side's tactics (as depicted in the film) according to the rules of the system.
The Battle of Algiers is the second in a series of three works co-commissioned in collaboration with Tate Online.
"The stainless steel of this sculpture seems to glow with an inner light. The magnified Braille text suggests a message, but the artist chooses to deny us access, raising issues of communication in the contemporary world, and the difficult interface between the disabled and the rest of the community."
(Wellington Sculpture Trust, Aotearoa New Zealand)
[The sculpture was created by Anton Parsons as a translation of a poem by blind writer / lecturer Peter Beatson.]
[The project called] Tree accesses the source code of a web domain through it's url and transforms the syntactic structure of the web site into a tree structure represented by an image. This image illustrates a tree with trunk, [and] branches[...]. First each tree is initialised, than all HTML links are detected, chronologically saved and finally displayed.
Data visualisation software that generates 'trees' according to linkage relationships derived from the user-supplied root URL.