Thursday, April 26, 2007

XXX-Large Trump-et

As promised, here is a photo I took of Tim Hawkinson's Uberorgan in the IBM Sculpture Atrium in Manhattan in 2005. In this first image we see the sculpture reflected in the black monolithic facade of Trump Tower. Observe how it appears to be beckoning us to the Dark Side. It's as if Donald Trump is Darth Vader as a building and the inverse Uberorgan is his junk. Below, the Uberorgan appears in its normal, relatively benign form, although this homeless crazy man seems perturbed nonetheless.


Here's a recording of the astounding improvisational passage from the middle of the Uberorgan's piano-roll program, made at the Getty getty.

And this should be a pretty free-wheeling discussion on Sunday afternoon. I'm focussing on the DTs. Stick with what you know, I figure.

Figuring the Art of Pink Elephants
Sunday April 29, 2007
4 pm
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center


L.A. Weekly critic Doug Harvey, Margaret Wertheim, acclaimed author and director of the Institute for Figuring, and Christopher Miles, theorist and professor at Cal State Long Beach, explore the art and science of Tim Hawkinson's work on view in the exhibition Zoopsia: New Works by Tim Hawkinson.

2 comments:

Tyler said...

Why doesn't the Getty podcast this stuff?

ghaines said...

That "homeless crazy man" looks a lot like famous NY artist Hector Romero!! He is probably suspicious b/c he knows the uberorgan also functions as an interstellar listening device, broadcasting our thoughts to distant alien galaxies.