David Rokeby: Plotting Against Time


Work by alumnus David Rokeby

 
DateFriday, February 29, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:00am

Location

Art Gallery of Windsor 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario

Internationally-acclaimed Canadian artist and OCAD alumnus David Rokeby is a pioneer in digital media arts. In works that typically include video images mediated through software designed by Rokeby himself, he compares the way in which people and computers interpret everyday experience. His installations suggest that computers, which are unrestrained by human conventions of time and space, process and manage information in
remarkable and unexpected ways.

Plotting Against Time includes five major installations created
by the artist over the past 15 years. Moreover, Rokeby was invited to Windsor for a two week residency in January by the AGW and the organizers of Media City 2008, who are collaborating on this project with British curator Peter Ride.
While in Windsor, Rokeby captured new images to re-work his seminal installation Watch, which he began in 1995.

Rokeby presents what is familiar in a manner that is foreign to our way of seeing. In Watch, for example, two computer-generated images
are presented side by side. One image shows only stationary things, such as objects or people standing still, while the other shows only things that have motion, such as pedestrians or vehicles. While we too are able to differentiate between movement and stillness, our
cognitive processing melds them together into a seamless whole.

DateFriday, February 29, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:00am

Website Location

Art Gallery of Windsor 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario

Friday, February 29, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:00am

Internationally-acclaimed Canadian artist and OCAD alumnus David Rokeby is a pioneer in digital media arts. In works that typically include video images mediated through software designed by Rokeby himself, he compares the way in which people and computers interpret everyday experience. His installations suggest that computers, which are unrestrained by human conventions of time and space, process and manage information in
remarkable and unexpected ways.

Plotting Against Time includes five major installations created
by the artist over the past 15 years. Moreover, Rokeby was invited to Windsor for a two week residency in January by the AGW and the organizers of Media City 2008, who are collaborating on this project with British curator Peter Ride.
While in Windsor, Rokeby captured new images to re-work his seminal installation Watch, which he began in 1995.

Rokeby presents what is familiar in a manner that is foreign to our way of seeing. In Watch, for example, two computer-generated images
are presented side by side. One image shows only stationary things, such as objects or people standing still, while the other shows only things that have motion, such as pedestrians or vehicles. While we too are able to differentiate between movement and stillness, our
cognitive processing melds them together into a seamless whole.

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Windsor 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario
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