Chris Ashley - Untitled (Blue and Green) 18, 2004, HTML, 320 x 240 pixels:





jimpunk, ( [ ] ), 2004 animated .GIF and HTML:






Re-reBlogging a couple of items from yesterday. More commentary will eventually be added, perhaps when I return to decelerated blogging life a few days hence. Ashley's drawing is straight-up HTML, and jimpunk's piece uses HTML to vertically stretch this gif (Jimpunk attente) (which looks like website bricabrac he found somewhere) into adjacent Bridget Riley-esque rectangles of progressively narrowing widths.

UPDATE: This "website bricabrac" is some Apple "loading--please wait" icon thingy that's been turned from pale blue to black and white. I'm surprised no one told me I was revealing my Apple-ignorance (again).

- tom moody 9-17-2004 9:52 am

Well, they are two very different speeds of perception upper lower screen, each activating registers probably related to different brain activity. Chris's rests on slower delivery of information--slowing the process of delivery--and quickening, or heightening, the perception of movement outside the time/space consideration, while Jim's beckons us to slow down information, to figure it out--to figure why a certain response is forthcoming--why there is a kind of mumbling pleasure in speed and being mesmerized. I don't know if they are comparable or compatible on a same page zone, though--what do you think, regard to the screen limitations, presentation vs. somehow else.


- brent (guest) 9-17-2004 5:17 pm [add a comment]


I appreciate the post comparing the two images, and Brent's comments about speed of image vs. experience of image. Jimpunk's animation reminds me of Bay Area artist Rick Arnitz's enamel and roller on canvas paintings, which I saw at the opening a couple of weeks back at Stephen Wirtz, SF. In particular, I'm thinking of (http://www.wirtzgallery.com/exhibitions/2004/2004_09/arnitz/ar04-12.html),
- chrisashley (guest) 9-20-2004 10:43 am [add a comment]


This "website bricabrac" is some Apple "loading--please wait" icon thingy that's been turned from pale blue to black and white. I'm surprised no one told me I was revealing my Apple-ignorance (again).

- tom moody 12-24-2004 6:43 pm [add a comment]