Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Brian Knep

From my review of Brian Knep's “Exempla” at Tufts:
Digital artist Brian Knep of Cambridge considers the nature of community in "Exempla," his suite of six related interactive projections at Tufts University. In Erect, potato-shaped characters (drawn by a child) leap atop one another, forming precarious pyramids. They tumble down when they get too tall, or when you turn a dial on the wall that spins the whole scene like a bingo-ball tumbler.

In Expand, characters buzz around a circle of light high up the gallery wall. Turn on a timer below and a larger oval of light shines on the wall, filled with the characters. They swarm around the brighter circle of light at the top. Occasionally one squeezes inside, inflates into a giant, then drifts to the bottom.
Read the rest here (halfway down).

April 2007: Brian Knep review.
April 2007: Brian Knep in 2007 Boston Cyberarts Festival.
January 2008: Knep in “Some Sort of Uncertainty” at Axiom.
January 2009: Knep in Fifield’s “Act/React” in Milwaukee.

Brian Knep, “Exempla,” Tufts University Art Gallery, 40R Talbot Ave., Medford, Sept. 10 to Nov. 15, 2009.

Pictured from top to bottom: Brian Knep, "Escape," 2006; "Erect," 2009; "Emerge," 2009; and "Expand," 2008.


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