Installation at American Museum of the Moving Image
a new interactive installation designed specifically for the
American Museum of the Moving Image by Fabrica, the Benetton
Group’s communication research center in Northern Italy, will
be on view through October 26, 2003 in
the Museum’s Warner Room. An innovative approach to the digital
art form, DARE consists of four computer-based works formed
by the images, gestures and drawings contributed by visitors
during the course of the installation. DARE, the title of which
refers to the Italian verb “to give” and the English verb meaning “to
be bold,” invites visitors to be participants, not voyeurs,
and by daring them to play along, they will create both the
exhibition and the story of the exhibition.
DARE opened, it was essentially a blank canvas waiting to be
filled. The four pieces that make up the exhibition, Draw,
Face, Grid, and Model, take shape as Museum visitors provide
input, which are then recorded, becoming part of a sequence
that can be played back or sampled. In Draw, each of the individual
drawings becomes an extension of a single line that remains
unbroken throughout the duration of the installation. In Face,
an ever-growing sequence of visitors’ images becomes a stop-frame
animated movie. In Model, the visitor can draw a 3D wire-frame
model. Grid invites the visitor to create a video sequence
featuring themselves that is then placed in a sequence of other
previously recorded segments.
artworks created during this collaborative process will be
published in a CD-ROM later this year by Fabrica, in cooperation
with Moving Image.#
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