The GRID - GridBomb
Audiovisual electronic installation
The body is the device through which we
interface with the technology, for instance by means of touch,
sight and sound. It is through the ability for us to interact
with our environments in an artistic way that the Grid allows
the gallery patron to not only experience the sonic installation,
but to partake in shaping and playing with the tactile sculpture.
The Grid is Generative artwork. Generative art is the capacity
to program a computer to 'generate,' in the sense of 'setting
in motion,' its own drawing or sound. In the case of this work,
it is the near invisible application of this technology that
still depends on the presence of the individual to have the
work generate its own unique response for each person's encounter
with the Grid.
Patrick Lichty is a conceptual media artist and cultural
theorist. His works include a variety of media, including printmaking,
kinetics, video, generative music, online technologies, and neon.
Collaborations include work with SITO.org and RTMark, and events include
the New York Digital Salon, and Ars Electronica. As a scholar, he
has been published widely in academic and cyberjournals such as CTHEORY,
frAme, LEONARDO, and Sociological Spectrum. He speaks frequently at
symposia and conferences concerning technology's impact on the emergent
electronic media culture. His most recent work is a commissioned 'sculptural
essay' for the Walker Art Center's Art Entertainment Network entitled
"Grasping at Bits: Art and Intellectual Control in the Digital
Age", which earned an Honorable Mention at Ars Electronica 2000.