Monday, January 22, 2007

Mechanical Creatures

When I walked in, the shiny metallic creature suspended just above the floor turned to look at me. Which was kind of eerie, since I am pretty sure the thing moves in a pre-programmed way, driven by a little circuit board near the head. I saw no potentially motion tracking cameras hidden on the ceiling.

Not that it needs to be interactive. The beautifully crafted futuristic creates by Korean artist U-Ram Choe that were on display at the Bitforms gallery are a delight just to look at. But if the lamppost creature in the middle of the room had been actually reacting to people in the room, that might have been quite scary. I'm happy I caught the show just before it closed.

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