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Wednesday 16 July 2008
Sarah Eades


I have been thinking about creating an interactive web exhibition, or specific artwork for the website for a while now and as yet have not found any artists working this way (let me know if you are out there in NZ).

Then, I was shown for the first time the interactive digital art of Karl D.D. Willis over the weekend. It is an "interactive installation which invites the participant to write, draw, and trace images in real physical space using a series of light sources"(Karl D.D. Willis). Creating all sorts of amazing imagery.

Some of you may have seen 'Light Tracer' when it was profiled in the news a few years ago but for those that haven't here is a link to more information on it.

He has also been working on a project called twelve pixels which explores

"the role of the mobile phone as a device for creative expression"

Have a look at it here.

An amazing kiwi talent out there creating cutting edge works that could fit in an art gallery as much as in a science museum. It makes me reconsider what is art and what is science. With the web becoming more 'interactive' and 'social' it reminds me of a science museum. Especially for children or teens, those kind of museums were always the most fun, does art have a place in this type of activity?

If you are out there Karl how about creating something for our Auckland Art Gallery website to take this a bit further :)

you have to give it a try hey!!