|Essay of the Exhibition|
ON THE IMPACT OF YLEM ART SHOW 2001 by Eleanor Kent
80 artists sent work from all over the US and Mexico to celebrate YLEM's 20th year and its considerable influence on the world of art/science/technology.
The result of asking for one best work from each member was a spectacular show, full of color, light and sound. Some pieces were done during the 1980's and 1990's, and some made in 2001 especially for this show. Some fit easily into traditional categories, some were harder to classify, all were rich with meaning and unique beauty. Here are some comments on the works in the show.
DRIVING A BUS IN THE GALLERY
Steve Wilson's installation connected a bus driver's seat and passenger seat behind it to the "Next Bus" Internet address that tells the progress of buses in certain San Francisco Muni lines. The viewer could opt to follow the route on the console or see prerecorded images of the route. Because of small motors connected to the Internet the bus seats jiggled when a real bus was in motion.
In Barbara Lee's amazing walk-through environment the participant potentiated recorded music and sounds while traversing the outline of the body of a woman lying on her side. The audios, composed by Barbara Lee, Fleur Helsingor, Sylvia Pengilly and Beverly Reiser, combined randomly to make a different sound experience for each participant. > more
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