Project Launch: sunrise / sunset - Untitled Landscape #5 by ecoarttech

POSTED BY: Christiane Paul | Thu Nov 12th, 2009 7:05 p.m. - sunset / sunrise series presents
Untitled Landscape #5 by ecoarttech

A series of Internet art projects commissioned by the Whitney specifically for its new site mark sunset and sunrise in New York City every day. Unfolding over a timeframe of ten to thirty seconds, each project accompanies a transition of the website’s background color from white (day) to black (night) and vice versa. A new project will be posted every three to four months.

First in the series of commissions is Untitled Landscape #5, a project by the collaborative ecoarttech (Cary Peppermint and Christine Nadir - At sunrise and sunset, fluctuating orbs of light disrupt the "digital landscape," and the information environment of is disordered by ecoarttech's visuals, suggesting a natural phenomenon. The size and speed of the orbs will vary based on the number of visitors to since the previous sunrise (for sunset) or sunset (for sunrise); higher visitation results in larger, slower-moving orbs. ecoarttech's work has consistently explored relationships between landscape, technology, and culture, and their commissioned work for metaphorically explores the museum's information landscape as it is shaped by its visitors.

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