Software, Apple Powerbook G3, plastic laminate, acrylic plastic
27 x 16 x 20 inches
Photo Courtesy of Sandra Gering Gallery
and SITE Santa Fe
John F. Simon, Jr.
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO • SITE Santa Fe • Ongoing
|John F. Simon, Jr. is interested in the way our culture is increasingly involved with software-driven products and machines. In his work he explores how the software age affects our creative processes, particularly how we manipulate the information we receive from a computer program and what we do when the option we want is not available. He uses computer programming language to create colorful patterns and images that move across wall-mounted LCD screens. In addition, Simon creates programs that insure his compositions will never repeat. Not only can Simon alter these programs as they run, but, by writing certain instructions, he has also made it impossible for the programs to change themselves as they incorporate data from a computer's clock, internet sites, and other sources. |
In a self-published booklet Simon explains, "An image may appear with an entirely new structure and function. There is no fast forward - each image may depend on the results from the previous image." This phenomenon is commonly known as "emergent behavior" and is of interest to scientists and theoreticians to study organic environments, economic trends, pedestrian thoroughfares, traffic intersections, and more.
The exhibition features three-dimensional digital work and two-dimensional, computer generated drawings.
Simon's software panel works have been exhibited in two important group shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art: the 2000 biennial and BitStreams in 2001.
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