The wooded area around the U.K. town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire has fallen pray to some amazing guerrilla art as of late. For weeks, residents were stumped as to who carved these amazing pieces of work into nearby trees.
Nam June Paik, TV Garden, 1974 (2000 version). Video installation with color television sets and live plants.
TV Garden, one of his seminal installations, illustrates Paik’s profound grasp of technology’s capacity for composition and the new aesthetic discourse that he helped to create. To enter the piece is to experience an uncanny fusion of the natural and the scientific, as hidden amid an undergrowth of live plants are video monitors of various sizes. All are playing the artist’s 1973 collaboration with John J. Godfrey, Global Groove, which montages performers from around the world into a gyrating visual mix, and the videotape’s sound track serves as musical and spoken counterpoint to the monitors’ flickers of light. TV Garden set a new standard for immersive, site-specific video installations.
<TV Garden>(1974/2008) is one of the most important works of Nam Jun Paik, creating life beats from primordial force of tropical forest in tune with rhythm of video fantasy. The <Global Groove> on TV monitors shows the power of music and dance with imaginative video image. Firstly conceived in his private exhibition of Bonino Gallery in New York in 1974, it made its appearance as a title of <TV Ocean> due to the lack of money to buy plants at that time. Later, its variations were made according to the environment of exhibition including Aberson Gallery in New York, Contemporary Museum in Chicago, Pompidou Center in Paris, Whitney Museum in New York, Metro Hall in Tokyo, Litan Museum etc.
<TV Garden> in NJP Art Center is surrounded by small corridors to look around with a short-ranged view, and it also has a characteristic to make the audience take an outlook of the entire forest from the upper side. Installed as part of Now Jump, the opening festival of NJP Art Center, it was built up by Young Cheol Lee, the artistic director of NJP Art Center and Sang Su Ahn, landscape architect, with the advice of Keigo Yamamoto, Japanese video artist, during a week starting from the 2nd of October in 2008.
:u like this time travel trough d forest and d video, there is not big difference in d pics, though . .. u can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page
:post No. 100 [mood: happy]
– pretty strange that I found myself in this wrapped trees in this post for celebration, anyway still go.Od to be seEn;
:Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Wrapped Trees
.yes, I know that u saw already few installations similar to this one, with wrapped trees in different style. I decide that I want to have at least one of that edition, great idea that was motivation for d artists to try inventing their creations. I find common to my feelings this one, I don’t even know d authors name it’s not so much surrealistic, still dreamy. .. beautiful * adaptable to d environment.
:no more words for this post :)
:and yes, I was joking when I said that I’ll share only one project, I couldn’t resist to collect few of them that I already bookmarked in d past. enJoy ~
… u like d most d last one, organic, like from a story. ?u like this wrapped trees. .. u can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page
:this installation took my attention, space design with d best minimalistic expression. Most of Us knew about this shapes from d books, and this reminds me on one big liquid book, with d papers all around .. like wild river, or like d author Daniel Hafner wants to called Wald [Forest].
On his web page we read:
“The Inspiration for Wald was coils of ribbon in an old printer. A 140cm high roll of paper unrolls through the room in soft loops, sometimes tightly, sometimes more loosely. Like a screen it offers visual privacy, and forms hide-holes and clearings. “
:I would absolutely confirm that d installation art pieces in his portfolio are great, it’s pretty interesting d connection that he make between d retro technology & d primitive, naive way of expression. U can maybe find some hidden abstract energy that is plus for his style.
:what is interesting about this #installation, what do u think? Do you like d intervention that he made in d space, u know this author from before? You can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page