Uncontainable: Broken Stillness

boredomresearch exhibit and discuss the Whirligigs in the Uncontainable: Broken Stillness exhibition and Data Disinformation panel at ISEA2011, Istanbul - The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art (14th-20th September 2011)
Lost Calls of Cloud Mountain Whirligigs (view 2, right & left), 2010
Lost Calls of Cloud Mountain Whirligigs (view 2, right & left), 2010

UNCONTAINABLE: Broken Stillness exhibits works by boredomresearch, Susan Collins, David Cotterrell, Sigune Hamann, Peter Hardie, Tim Head and Susan Sloan that incorporate either custom written software or hacked packages to draw attention to the role of image-making in contemporary visual arts. The works manipulate data to create images that reside between the moving image and stills of painting and photography. The subtle and beautiful works in Broken Stillness use digital practices to examine the border where well-established forms of image-making, especially painting and photography, meet enhancement and new forms mediated by digital technologies. Through animation, motion capture, modelling software, unique software, hacking and other processes the artists generate unexpected interpretations of landscape and portraiture traditions. Slowly moving and shifting, their works reveal the constructed nature of images, highlighting our expectations about both static pictures and the expectation of hyper-speed from the digital environment. The exhibited works display the materiality of the digital or photographic image while challenging images that are frequently regarded as 'true' representations.