"The school installation is a reflection of how education has become an industry where universities have become a business and students into customers. Benefit culture has destroyed the values of knowledge considering useless everything that is not productive.
A factory converted in a huge reading room.
We live immersed in the industrialization of thinking that makes us slaves of production away from an enriching personal development through education."
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"I was there the other day. So weird wandering thru those deserted ripped-off structures that so much love & agony & labor went into building. There were ghosts behind every broken window & half-off-the-hinges door. Sad hippy ghost town with a pile of human shit deposited on the drainboard next to the sink. Too many rats packed into too small a space. I guess we'll go down & scrounge what we can." (Peter Rabbit on Drop City)
By Peter Burr
Music by John Also Bennett
Music: JAB - "Menu Music For Video Game" from the album Erg Herbe (Shelter Press, 2019)
Technical Direction and Artistic Collaboration by Mark Fingerhut
Technical Work and Artistic Collaboration by Oren Shoham
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Listed in category: Audiovisual
"Pattern Language, built in a video game engine, is a rhythmic, strobing composition in richly patterned black and white. Employing cellular automata and crowd-simulation algorithms, this work envisions human life within a labyrinthine “Dirtscraper” – an inverted, underground skyscraper. Indistinct, nongendered figures in shades of grey walk through endless generative levels of lights and right angles, while others fill the screen with dots that bloom or wilt according to the classic “Game of Life” model developed by mathematician John Conway in 1970. Part of a larger project of the same name that has appeared from Kiev to Berkeley to Amsterdam, this work overtook Times Square in New York City every night in May 2018 as a part of Times Square Arts’ Midnight Moment program. Viewers were immersed in the endless labyrinth which mirrors both the pointillist quality of Times Square’s LED billboards and the patterns we ourselves trace through the megastructure environment of New York City."
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Listed in category: Public Space