The Grid is a work that explores the visual space of the browser window as complex grid of overlapping abstract circuits. As the viewer moves their mouse across the automatically scrolling page they change not only the direction of the page's movement but also cause random objects to appear and disappear within the confines of the grid.
This network of browser interface studies and interactive trinkets accepts the spectator's gesture as part of the artistic moment. Mouse movements within The Grid are converted to data adjustments where user kinetic energy charges the work. Every click and roll creates a presence and feeds the power matrix of action and responses. Real power is illusory, though, as interaction doesn't necessarily mean everyone gets a seat at the desktop. The action/response network within this work is a personal attempt to simulate creative exchange, but retain artistic authority in an increasingly interactive world.
- Year Created: 2001
- Submitted to ArtBase: Sunday Aug 12th, 2001
- Original Url: http://www.boogaholler.com/webart/
- Permalink: http://archive.rhizome.org/artbase/2691/webart/
- Brian Judy, creator
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