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Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 16:20:43 -0500 (EST)

One more URL on Arthur Ganson:

http://web.mit.edu/afs/athena.mit.edu/org/m/museum/exhibits/ganson.html

THis has a picture of the piece I mentioned eariler (called 'Faster').

I hope this is not inappropriate :)

S h a w n W a l l a c e AS220, Providence RI USA URL: www.as220.org/shawn




Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 15:50:49 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 29 Mar 2000, Tom Jennings wrote:

> The Artist still exists, along with the Scribe and the Musician. > These are three mechanical figures built by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, > around 1772. They're in the Neuchatel Historical Museum in > Switzerland, and they still work. They're operated once a month. > I've seen the Artist and the Musician working there; the Scribe > was dismantled for maintenance. >

Arthur Ganson is a contemporary artist working with this "dead medium". According to Smithsonian magazine, he creates machines that

"transcend their very "machineness." They do nothing, but work extraordinarily well, particularly at making people laugh. Anyone can build a machine that can wave, says one astute observer. "Arthur knows how to make a machine that waves goodbye."

He also contructed a piece that operates on the same principal as the Artist (i.e. the interaction of several cams) which was on exhibit at MIT last year (he was artist-in-residence there).

Check out:

http://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues96/jan96/ganson.html

Nice AVI movies too!

--Shawn

S h a w n W a l l a c e AS220, Providence RI USA URL: www.as220.org/shawn




Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 16:20:43 -0500 (EST)

One more URL on Arthur Ganson:

http://web.mit.edu/afs/athena.mit.edu/org/m/museum/exhibits/ganson.html

THis has a picture of the piece I mentioned eariler (called 'Faster').

I hope this is not inappropriate :)

S h a w n W a l l a c e AS220, Providence RI USA URL: www.as220.org/shawn




Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 15:50:49 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 29 Mar 2000, Tom Jennings wrote:

> The Artist still exists, along with the Scribe and the Musician. > These are three mechanical figures built by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, > around 1772. They're in the Neuchatel Historical Museum in > Switzerland, and they still work. They're operated once a month. > I've seen the Artist and the Musician working there; the Scribe > was dismantled for maintenance. >

Arthur Ganson is a contemporary artist working with this "dead medium". According to Smithsonian magazine, he creates machines that

"transcend their very "machineness." They do nothing, but work extraordinarily well, particularly at making people laugh. Anyone can build a machine that can wave, says one astute observer. "Arthur knows how to make a machine that waves goodbye."

He also contructed a piece that operates on the same principal as the Artist (i.e. the interaction of several cams) which was on exhibit at MIT last year (he was artist-in-residence there).

Check out:

http://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues96/jan96/ganson.html

Nice AVI movies too!

--Shawn

S h a w n W a l l a c e AS220, Providence RI USA URL: www.as220.org/shawn




Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 16:20:43 -0500 (EST)

One more URL on Arthur Ganson:

http://web.mit.edu/afs/athena.mit.edu/org/m/museum/exhibits/ganson.html

THis has a picture of the piece I mentioned eariler (called 'Faster').

I hope this is not inappropriate :)

S h a w n W a l l a c e AS220, Providence RI USA URL: www.as220.org/shawn




Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 15:50:49 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 29 Mar 2000, Tom Jennings wrote:

> The Artist still exists, along with the Scribe and the Musician. > These are three mechanical figures built by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, > around 1772. They're in the Neuchatel Historical Museum in > Switzerland, and they still work. They're operated once a month. > I've seen the Artist and the Musician working there; the Scribe > was dismantled for maintenance. >

Arthur Ganson is a contemporary artist working with this "dead medium". According to Smithsonian magazine, he creates machines that

"transcend their very "machineness." They do nothing, but work extraordinarily well, particularly at making people laugh. Anyone can build a machine that can wave, says one astute observer. "Arthur knows how to make a machine that waves goodbye."

He also contructed a piece that operates on the same principal as the Artist (i.e. the interaction of several cams) which was on exhibit at MIT last year (he was artist-in-residence there).

Check out:

http://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues96/jan96/ganson.html

Nice AVI movies too!

--Shawn

S h a w n W a l l a c e AS220, Providence RI USA URL: www.as220.org/shawn




Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 16:20:43 -0500 (EST)

One more URL on Arthur Ganson:

http://web.mit.edu/afs/athena.mit.edu/org/m/museum/exhibits/ganson.html

THis has a picture of the piece I mentioned eariler (called 'Faster').

I hope this is not inappropriate :)

S h a w n W a l l a c e AS220, Providence RI USA URL: www.as220.org/shawn




Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 15:50:49 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 29 Mar 2000, Tom Jennings wrote:

> The Artist still exists, along with the Scribe and the Musician. > These are three mechanical figures built by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, > around 1772. They're in the Neuchatel Historical Museum in > Switzerland, and they still work. They're operated once a month. > I've seen the Artist and the Musician working there; the Scribe > was dismantled for maintenance. >

Arthur Ganson is a contemporary artist working with this "dead medium". According to Smithsonian magazine, he creates machines that

"transcend their very "machineness." They do nothing, but work extraordinarily well, particularly at making people laugh. Anyone can build a machine that can wave, says one astute observer. "Arthur knows how to make a machine that waves goodbye."

He also contructed a piece that operates on the same principal as the Artist (i.e. the interaction of several cams) which was on exhibit at MIT last year (he was artist-in-residence there).

Check out:

http://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues96/jan96/ganson.html

Nice AVI movies too!

--Shawn

S h a w n W a l l a c e AS220, Providence RI USA URL: www.as220.org/shawn