Human Orbital Observatory

As Transnational Temps we participated, in the north of Spain, in Gijon’s new media art exhibition last September, 2004, called “OOH Human Orbital Observatory” and composed of seven artists and collectives. The target of the exhibition planned by the curator was first of all to create a workshop during 15 days with creative people from the Area of Asturias in Spain and people from various countries. The purpose is to consider our position with respect to our society and others cultures.
I believe that the great majority of art works using technology only speak about their own cultural paradigm and very few try to open the vision to a global vision. Can we wait for an emerging orbital art, a re-invigorated re-emergence of Earth Art?
As Transnational Temps we participated, in the north of Spain, in Gijon’s new media art exhibition last September, 2004, called “OOH Human Orbital Observatory” and composed of seven artists and collectives. The target of the exhibition planned by the curator was first of all to create a workshop during 15 days with creative people from the Area of Asturias in Spain and people from various countries. The purpose is to consider our position with respect to our society and others cultures.
I believe that the great majority of art works using technology only speak about their own cultural paradigm and very few try to open the vision to a global vision. Can we wait for an emerging orbital art, a re-invigorated re-emergence of Earth Art?

observatory
OOH, Gijón September 2004, Antiguo Instituto Jovellanos

We presented a small installation called “iconsfactory” based first on a degenerated clone of a commercial web site called “iconfactory.com”.
This site is promoting various computer’s desktop icons. Users generally try to
create a sort of personal paradise in their desktop putting a beautiful picture background and sets of fashion icons. We proposed to create iconsfactory.com using trash we found on the beach to create various sets of trash icons the users can download.

iconsfactory

http://www.iconsfactory.com

Alicia Gimenez, a girl from the workshop we did in Gijón to explain our work said that using such trash icons give to your desktop a more realistic aspect. That’s true i was thinking that perhaps it could be interesting to make a relation with the hyperrealist art movement from the sixties and say that such art work has something to do with a sort of new hyperrealism not based on the copy of the physical space but based on the representation of components situated in the digital space.

beach trash