Monday, January 26, 2009

Chaos theory

Because expateek has delved deep into psychological theories with the help of Dr. Owl, she knows that the best antidote for chaos in one's own life is to experience greater chaos via the arts.

This is why she so enjoyed the computer generated installation work by Peter Kogler at the MUMOK Contemporary Art Museum in Vienna.

When expateek entered the room, it was pitch black.


IMG_6392, originally uploaded by ehdindigo.

Suddenly, grids of light raced across the walls,


IMG_6393, originally uploaded by ehdindigo.

accompanied by mysterious and alien sounds.


IMG_6394, originally uploaded by ehdindigo.

Then, the grids began to bend and sway.


IMG_6395, originally uploaded by ehdindigo.

They bulged out and popped into strange new shapes.


IMG_6388, originally uploaded by ehdindigo.

Gradually, the grids disintegrated,


IMG_6389, originally uploaded by ehdindigo.

turning into more and more organic forms,


IMG_6390, originally uploaded by ehdindigo.

until, over the course of several minutes,


IMG_6391, originally uploaded by ehdindigo.

the room was finally encircled with swirling, winding light-trails.

And then the room went pitch black.





Lovely... expateek could have stayed there all day.



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4 comments:

Blicky Kitty said...

Oh that's gorgeous! Your images came out beautifully! Sometimes installations can be difficult to capture.

expateek said...

Thanks, Blicky! Yes, I was surprised. My little Canon IXUS is pretty capable. I manually set the ISO to 400 just to experiment. The darks are a little pale, but I was happy with the result.
This installation was absolutely spellbinding. I LOVE contemporary art!

Christine said...

Lucky gal. Vienna...sigh...

scatts said...

Dear Eek,

Are you around on February 7th?

http://scatts.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/the-february-blog-meet/