Elastic Fax 2

Eduardo Kac
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Eduardo Kac

Elastic Fax 2 ,
Co-workers & Funding
Center for Contemporary Art, at the University of Kentucky, Lexington
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Artists around the world were invited through the Internet to transmit sequential images, to form by chance the sequences of a self-organizing fax movie. The fax machine was placed above eye level, to create the feeling of a large projector as the images went by. It also created the feeling of a waterfall, with the images forming wavy patters as they hit the floor. As the piece evolved, viewers could explore the sequential images in any order by handling them. This project started as a process, with images arriving throughout the show. Once the fax roll was used up, the fax machine was turned off, and the piece became an installation. At the end of the show, the images were scanned in the order received, compiled into a movie, and placed back here, on the Internet, where the project started.
  • subjects
    • Media and Communication
      • television
Technology & Material
Microchips, wires and a circuit board punctuate a polished mahogany panel called Dialogical Drawing that hangs nearby. An unseen microphone gathers comments of gallery visitors, and transmits them to an identical piece hanging in a museum in São Paulo, Brazil. A small speaker provides the Portuguese and English comments to the viewers in Lexington, who are surprised to learn that a background noise that's been part of the sound is heavy rain outside the museum in São Paulo.
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