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Lee Marvin Toolbox (2001)

 



Lee Marvin Toolbox ha vinto il Kunstpreis 2001 Medienforum München (Mediaforum Munich, Germany).


Nelle parole dello stesso artista, Lee Marvin Toolbox è ‘una raccolta di strumenti e oggetti finalizzati all’organizzazione esistenziale’. Confrontation Fence, Corner Plug, Decision Clapper, Existence Sirene, Hand Rope, Pleasurefield, Pointpole, Sheltering Skin, Viewing Point sono animazioni alle quail lo spettatore accede solo dopo essersi addentrato nel intrico susseguirsi di sentieri biforcati che è Lee Marvin.


La voce dell’artista che intona Wandering Star, originariamente cantata da Lee Marvin nella commedia western Paint your Wagon nel 1969, fa da colonna sonora all’opera.
In apertura, lo spettatore è chiamato a scegliere se cliccare su ‘Lee’ o ‘Marvin’. Nel primo caso, si apre la sezione ‘Store Room’, da dove è possible scaricare le componenti del lavoro in forma di file MP3, Pdf e Projector.

Lee Marvin Toolbox

Project Description


Lee Marvin Toolbox contains nine imaginary tools for organising existence: Confrontation Fence, Corner Plug, Decision Clapper, Existence Sirene, Hand Rope, Pleasurefield, Pointpole, Sheltering Skin, Viewing Point. These tools are described in a Handbook and complementary animations.
As soundtrack plays a cover version of the song Wandering Star sung by the artist (originally sung by Lee Marvin in the Western Comedy Paint your Wagon, 1969). On opening, a small window offers a choice to click either Lee or Marvin. Clicking Marvin eventually takes the user to a Handbook. Animations will open in new windows when the title, or the word details, is clicked. All the works components are downloadable as MP3, PDF or Projector files from a storage space which will be reached following Lee or clicking Storage in the Handbook. Lee Marvin Toolbox is constructed in various small JavaScript windows, which form a graphic pattern on the screen, and avoid the browser interface.


Navigation Details:
‘Lee Marvin’ click either word.
‘Lee’ takes to ‘Store Room’. ‘Store Room’ takes to ‘Download’ window.
‘Marvin’ takes to ‘Toolbox’. ‘Toolbox’ to ‘Toolbox Handbook’. ‘Handbook’ clicked opens the handbook.
Individual pages: click title or ‘Details’ to open animations. ‘Exit’ opens goodbye page and exits back to homepage and closes every open window.

Animations:
each is different, each needs to be explored. Some run in a continuous loop, but most have stops and buttons that need to be discovered, choices have to be made. For example, Pleasurefield has roll over buttons that trigger 12 short animations. The animations combine abstract and figurative forms.
Pointpole, by contrast, is utterly abstract.

Cliccando su ‘Marvin’, invece, si aprono di seguito le finestre ‘Toolbox’, ‘Toolbox Handbook’, e ‘Details’, da cui sono scaricabili le singole animazioni. Ciascuna animazione è differente, e vuole essere esplorata. Alcune animazioni vengono mostrate a ripetizione; altre nascondono aree interattive cliccando sulle quali lo spettatore accede ad ulteriori animazioni. Per esempio, da Pleasurefield si diramano altre 12 brevi animazioni che combinano forme astratte e figurative. Pointhole, invece, contiene forme completamente astratte.


‘ Exit’, infine, copnduce a una pagina di congedo, dalla quale tutte le finestre correntemente aperte vengono chiuse.
Lee Marvin Toolbox è realizzato in JavaScript.

Lee Marvin Toolbox

English

Lee Marvin Toolbox was awarded the Kunstpreis 2001 Medienforum München (Artprize of Mediaforum Munich, Germany).
Lee Marvin Toolbox contains nine imaginary tools for organising existence: Confrontation Fence, Corner Plug, Decision Clapper, Existence Sirene, Hand Rope, Pleasurefield, Pointpole, Sheltering Skin, Viewing Point. These tools are described in a Handbook and complementary animations. A soundtrack to the work is a cover version of the song Wandering Star sung by the artist (originally sung by Lee Marvin in the Western Comedy Paint your Wagon, 1969). On opening, a small window offers a choice to click either ‘Lee’ or ‘Marvin’.
Upon clicking ‘Lee’, the user accesses the ‘Store Room’, where he can download all the work components as MP3, Pdf and Projector files.

If the user clicks on ‘Marvin’, the system takes him to a ‘Toolbox’ section, and then to ‘Toolbox Handbook’, and eventually to the individual pages, where clicking on ‘Details’ opens the single animations. Each animation is different, each needs to be explored. Some run in a continuous loop, but most have stops and buttons that need to be discovered, choices have to be made. For example, Pleasurefield has roll over buttons that trigger 12 short animations. The animations combine abstract and figurative forms. Pointpole, by contrast, is utterly abstract.
Finally, ‘Exit’ opens a goodbye page, and all open windows are closed.
Lee Marvin Toolbox is constructed in various small JavaScript windows, which form a graphic pattern on the screen, and avoid the browser interface.

Lee Marvin Toolbox

Production


date: 2001
place: London & München
programming: Kenneth Kufluk & Richard Smallwood
musical production: Alan Gregg
producer: Medienforum München
Technical Data:
browsers: Internet Explorer 5.x +
Plug-ins: Flash5Player Plug-in
other: Javascript, Pop-up windows must be enabled

 

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