Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Carnie: In response to Suzannes initial questions- futher question

From: Andrew Carnie
Date:Wed, 7 Mar 2007 04:12:10 -0500 (EST)


I am very interested in what you have to say in your comments and wonder if you could elaborate on the issue of beauty in art especially relating it to thescience area. You say - This beauty is in itself very problematic and a deepchallenge for any artist.-

In what way is this true? How do you overcome it yourself? Are there art market pressures to conform to a type of beauty or aesthetic? How inbuilt is thisaesthetic to every human or is it cultural? What are the particular pitfalls in the art/sci sci/art arena?

Andrew Carnie
Artist and Lecturer
Winchester School of ArtSouthampton University

your point was in-3) What role have new imaging technologies played in your conceptualizations ofvisual modeling or artistic application?New imaging technologies have played a great role in my own practice, includingthe construction of interactive interfaces for the public to unravel linkednarratives. As I was interested in interactive media, I often simulatedcognitive relations with 3D animation. In the last three years, visualmodelling has played an important role for me in designing mobile prostheticsfor visually handicapped people. Currently, I have a commission for a lab based in Neuromorphology (Uni Zurich) to build a mediated sculpture. This lab givesme "hands on" access to many visualization methods (i.e. SEM) all that produceexceedingly beautiful images. This beauty is in itself very problematic and adeep challenge for any artist.

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