1997 MAR 13
"The Figures in this material are illustrations to a
lost manuscript. They seem to illustrate a scientific or
'sacred' text possibly describing a system of geometrical
bodies and colors as symbols for fundamental
Artist Lars Wikström lives and works in a small village in the center
of Sweden. A true explorer at heart, Lars has worked with a variety
of media in his art. Most recently, he has begun to explore the Web
and programming for the Web for creative purposes.
His work, a lost manuscript, is a perfect example of real world
and cyberworld media converging in an exciting new expression. You
will need Netscape Navigator v.3.0+ to fully appreciate all
Lars has done with this exhibit.
"The book is about 15x17 cm, containing 40 handmade drawings,
all on the circle-theme, made with white pencil on paper that
looks as if it was dyed with a brownish tint. The cover is made of
[ O F F L I N E ]
is an integral component of this exhibit. It is fine example
of new thinking and creative exploration of the Web itself as
a medium for creative expression.
A subtle but
equally effective use of the Web as medium can be found at the
Web site of artist and poet, Fabio Doctorovich. Here you will
find some truly exceptional visual poetry with programming for
presentation to match... perfectly.
"In order to represent a developing constellation of
experimental and postypographical poetry, repetitive aggregates
formed by selected letters were created. Each one of them was
generated in different perspectives like a drifting sidereal
speck or a rotating star."
Here is true visual poetry in the finest traditional sense, and poet
Fabio Doctorovich has done an exceptional job to bring his beautiful
and intelligent visual poems to the Web. His work, Paralengua,
is a shining example.
Presentation of this work on the Web is as well considered as the images
and text, so that all fit together seamlessly. By his choice to use
minimal programming for presentation, the work shines.
"Movement contradicts death: change (even inversion) produces
an illusion of existence in a primordial galaxy or nascent
"New particles get close to the womb, others escape into the
open space. We are. Or not."
Image clips from the Web site of the artist.
Used by permission.
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