Life Measure Constructions (2000/2001)
Life Measure Constructions si articola in una serie di disegni interattivi
che consentono allo spettatore di contruire un proprio ambiente online
che, nelle parole dell’artista, dovrebbe fungere da ‘strumento
riflettente dell’esistenza dello spettatore’.
breve animazione introduttiva sul tema filosofico dell’opera,
lo spettatore è chiamato a creare configurazioni scultoree
con le quali popolare l’ambiente online, che viene a rappresentare
le relazioni e i valori simbolico-immaginari dello spettatore con
la realtà. Gli oggetti possono essre salvati, e successivamente
modificati – e possibilmente anche ‘vandalizzati’ – da
Questa funzionalità è finalizzata
a incoraggiare la riflessione sul rapporto tra creazione, possesso
condivisione dell’opera d’arte come strumento flessibile
di infinite configurazioni simboliche.
Life Measure Constructions is an interactive drawing with
two main sections: an introductory animation and an interactive
former introduces the philosophical theme of the work. The latter
is an area of activity: chosing from a set of objects, users
can create sculptural configurations in a landscape and save them
the server. Each configurations can be changed by subsequent
visistors, so that the landscape has the potential to change through
of the work.
Three levels of interaction are available: When clicking a configuration,
the image will be called as individual configuration which can
be scrolled through with the mouse whilst pressing the Shift
trolley and the user is taken to the building site: here the configurations
can be made. In addition, there is a map that indicates the used
areas and the empty ones: users can go directly to one of them.
needs to be discovered by the users themselves.
Web text by New
The artist invites the viewer to create their own worlds on the web. An
interactive electronic drawing, Life Measure Constructions allows us
to free our imaginations
and make decisions as to how the online environment will develop.
Jorn's work is concerned with situations such as migration, settling down,
creating environments. In his performances and drawings, he uses objects
as playful tools
to create visual narratives.
Measure Constructions is an interactive drawing with two main sections:
an introductory animation and an interactive area.
The former introduces the philosophical theme of the work.
The latter is an area of activity: choosing from a set of objects, users
can create sculptural configurations in a landscape and save them to
Each configuration can be changed by subsequent visitors, so that the landscape
has the potential to change through the lifespan of the work. As these graphic
representations of objects are movable, they have a sense of tactility via
the hand moving the mouse, or the fingers stroking the pad on a notebook.
It is sculptural in the sense that also these objects are moved around
in a vaguely
proper perspective view of imagined space, or imaginary space.
a situation is created that reflects spatiality and an individual's
it also reflects on an individual's behaviour towards givens: it could
potentially be vandalized. In order to avoid the browser interface, the
work uses a full
dates: summer 2000 - spring 2001
programming: Simon Yuill
producer: Life Measure Constructions is a New Media Scotland Commission in
partnership with the Visual Research
Centre, University of Dundee, at DCA Dundee Contemporary Arts.
plug-in: Flash5 plug-in
Operating systems: Windows 3.1/95/98/ME/NT/2000, Mac OS, OS/2, Sun Solaris,
Linux x86, SGI IRIX
processors: only tested on Windows PC und Macintosh
connection: Minimum 33.6k bps, 56k bps