29 Jan 2015

CSIS Global Data Chandelier from Sosolimited on Vimeo.

As a fan of 3D art and clever data visualization, I quickly found “Global Data Chandelier” by SOSO Limited.

The chandelier itself is a series of hanging colored dots that change to display different worldy statistics.

Quite honestly, this pieces bores me. I find parts of it subtle, and the concept seems a little overdone, but I was able to appreciate its seamless integration into its surrounding, and its ability to get a point across without rubbing it in the viewer’s faces.

Looking at a Horse from Evan Boehm on Vimeo.

I’m not a horse fanatic, but I find horses majestic. In fact, when I think of the word “majestic” I automatically think of a horse running in slow motion; that’s why I was drawn to the piece “Looking at a Horse.”

“Looking at a Horse” is a work that shifts based on the way a person looks at it.

In the school of art, I’ve been told to think context many many times, so this piece instantly struck a chord with me. The horse keeps moving forward no matter what, but the surroundings change constantly.

My favorite thing about this piece, other than the horse, is that it constantly challenges the viewer’s relationship to the art. A painting viewed in a white room can be viewed completely differently as the same painting in a black room.

Setting is everything even if the subject remains static.