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Here are the descriptions for the three final art works.

faceslegs2

I SEE FACES I SEE LEGS

Iseefaces is a popular Internet tag used for images or inanimate objects that appear to have a face. This web-based installation collects photos posted on the social picture sharing service Instagram tagged  #iseefaces and connect them to photos tagged #iseelegs putting them into a new context. Viewers can flick trough images by turning two dials on the side and add to the art piece by uploading images tagged appropriately. The installation updates it self every two and a half minutes to include any new images.

Web: iseelegsiseefaces.com

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venus

VENUS REBORN

Venus reborn is a crowd-sourced replica of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus on Instagram. Each contributor is given a slice of the original image and asked to make their own version. When using my custom created tag #venusreborn and posted the right order, the photos appear as a full image on the Instagram thumbnail page. I printed the images from the two latest versions of project and mix and matched them to a new art piece.

Search for the hash tag #venusreborn on the Instagram phone app to see the original examples.

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confessionbooth4

CONFESSION CHAIR

This confessional-like installation plays the 20 newest videos tagged #confession from the 6 seconds video sharing service Vine. After every 20 the website refreshes to include any new videos. The #confession hash tag is not constructed like the former ones. This installation is a comment to the way we use social media to share our innermost thoughts.

Web: confessionchair.com

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Here are some pictures of the show build. I am happy to say I finished in time but only because I had help from my husband and Jonathan friend (who is also named Jonathan!)

We had enough to do – One of my walls had a huge hole in it and the the other area I was using had yet to be painted. The build took all five days with out a minute to spare.

I ended up giving up on my twitter piece which did not feel ready and focusing  on my 3 other pieces.

The Venus Reborn was created with a mix of pictures from my two last Venus’, printed in digital print and cut into individual 30×30 cm images that were mounted on 8 mm foam board.

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For the Confessional I borrowed one of the courses small screens and hanged it directly on the wall. I had brought a 2006 mac mini from home which ran the website. The parameters work well but I had some issues with Firefox that would freeze the video when it had been running for some hours. This is even more troublesome because the screen is difficult to see as it is placed behind a radiator grill and there is no room for a mouse and keyboard behind my little wall. Luckily I had a spare PowerMate button from the faces/legs project which I set up to let others restart Firefox easily …

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I gave up on building a frame around the faces/legs project because the wall it was mounted on was so crooked that it would be virtually impossible to get the frame straight also the TV looked beautiful as it was – so instead I changed the code so the Processing app had black borders instead of grey, and Ed Kelly helped me turn the images counter clockwise so I could hang the TV the other way around. We cut holes for the PowerMate button so they come straight out of the wall.

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Luckily we have a large scale printer at my work so I decided to print both versions of the Venus in two different sizes. I like the larger size the best (30×30 cm) but it is quite pixelated. Since I can’t decide weather or not this a good or bad look for the work I printed a smaller version also. She looks great in print though. I’ve printed both of the latest versions though I might actually mix and match them together for the show.

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My 3rd Venus is in the house

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For some reason Instagram was acting very peculiar today and wouldn’t show @nannaskytte’s post on the thumbnail page – in the end I had to post i for her (damn) – And @johanrutherhagen has a private profile now so he had to jump from the project last minute. Luckily my sweet husband (@mhmone) agreed to do a fast post instead.

Here’s the result:

venus3

 

 

 

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A new venus was created Sunday and a 3. is on it’s way tomorrow!

Here’s the skedule for no. 2

Venus2skema

And the final result

venus2

 

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I’ve decided on three pieces. A Score Piece that either gets video input from Vine or Instagram, a series of printed pictures (either #venusreborn or #iseefaces#iseelegs – can’t decide  and finally a box with two screens that get the feed from #iseefaces and #iseelegs website.

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For the three pieces I will need the following hardware:

#ISEEFACES#ISEELEGS

  1. Two screens
  2. One or two computers
  3. Arduino or Powermate button solutions.
  4. Internet access
  5. Build custom box

SCORE PIECE

  1. One screen
  2. One computer
  3. Internet Access
  4. Headphones
  5. (It might be a good idea to build a custom box for this piece also)

#VENUSREBORN (or more #iseefaces#iseelegs)

  1. Wall space
  2. 12 frames

 

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I’m still not sure if I’ll be showing the #VENUSREBORN work at the final show – I still need to do a couple of second runs and it seems the midwife edition fell through. If I do show it, I will do it a a series of prints hanging together framed.

I gouess the best thing would be to start a new edition the following days and see where it takes me.

 

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Wuhu! 12 real midwife students have agreed to do the next version of the #venusreborn project! More info about that later …

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I posted this on Instagram today!

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I am planning a new run on my #venusreborn project. It seems like it would be good since:

A) It was actually never meant to be a standalone project,

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B) As I mentioned earlier the new Instagram layout kinda broke the old project.

I have been debating with myself if I should choose another image for the next try but I think I will stick to the Birth of Venus. It is one of the most iconic images of all time and it has more details than many other famous paintings – also with a new image I would have to change the name = not good. So next thing I will have to create an invitation – I think it would be great if I could get enough participants without having to to special invitations. Off course a personal invitation could be a guarantee for quality submissions but it’s not as social as people joining out of interest. This dilemma is also important to me because I’ve been reading about Mail Art for my Research Paper and often Mail Art projects are very exclusive and invitation only.

Here is the layout for the next #venusreborn

 

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