The Poetics of Code
“HD Traffic” 2009 by John F. Simon, Jr. / ”Lagoglyphs” 2009 by Edwardo Kac
Streaming Museum is pleased to announce the opening of “The Poetics of Code” an exhibition of artwork by two pioneer contemporary artists – “HD Traffic” by John F. Simon, Jr. and “Lagoglyphs” by Eduardo Kac. The exhibition can be viewed March 15 – May 15 at Streaming Museum and throughout a global network of public spaces.
Code lies at the core of both works as method and meaning. In “HD Traffic,” Simon built with software code a Mondrian-inspired work designed to integrate real-time traffic data flow. Kac’s series of lagoglyphs artworks, reference and expand upon his controversial genetically altered Alba the GFP Bunny 2000. The real-time animations, continuously flowing and reconfiguring themselves, place emphasis on the generative mutability of writing and the encoded nature of life.
From left to right: Cocor MediaChannel, Bucharest, Romania (Pictures 1 and 2); Federation Square, Melbourne Australia; Second Life, Greek Citystate of Colonia Nova; Antarctica, Marambio Base of Argentina (Pictures 5 and 6); Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea; Second Life, Greek Citystate of Colonia Nova