Medium: Prints (Ink on Archival Matte Paper), hand-drawn using
digital pen and custom made Software.
Project Site: http://pitaru.com/whip
is a 3D paint program that Pitaru developed and later
practiced for over a year. It is a painterly environment
that discourages the artist from using learned techniques.
It does so by breaking many of the rules that apply to
the physical painting process. Instead, it forces the
artist to relearn how to draw, thus providing a fresh
Pitaru has practiced Whip for over a year, recording the
entire process in a library of over 500 animations.
The exhibit introduces several hi-quality prints on Archival
Paper, as well as movies of these prints as they are created.
It is important to note that the final prints are a direct
output of the Whip software, with no additional retouching.
Threaded Regions in Four colors
Medium: Prints (Ink on Archival Matte Paper),
hand-drawn using digital pen and custom made Software.
Extending the Whip project, Pitaru has modified
the Whip software (see above) towards the creation of a series
that deals with Inner-images of Land.
Medium: 3 minute recording of performance be Artist on audio-visual
Project Site: http://pitaru.com/72s
is an Audio-Visual instrument that enables the Artist
to investigate the Sub-harmonic ingredients of a musical
note, and produces an architectural representation of
the resulting sound.
The exhibition introduces a special interactive version
which plays back a 3 minute recording of the artist
performing on the Hammond-Flower instrument. Users may
'interrupt' the original recording by interacting with
the instrument using a touch-screen.
Pagan Poetry | By Pitaru and Paterson (InsertSilence)
+ Bjork + Nick Knight (ShowStudio)
Medium: Interactive Software, Recorded Animation, Pilot-Pen
Project Site: http://www.insertsilence.com/paganpoetry/
"One of the most lucid examples of a critical use of interactivity
stands as Insertsilence and Bjork's "Pagan Poetry" project.
The soft, folding animations were created by combining Software
development with explicit drawings and video stills from Bjork's
"Pagan Poetry" video. These images were treated as 'condensed
animations', later to be released by the custom-build animation
software. An interactive drawing function allows the imagery
to mutate in response to the viewer's spontaneous gestures.
the hushed, evolving couplings found in the interactivity
of "Pagan Poetry" brilliantly mirrors and expands upon the
nature of Bjork's original song. By exploring the relation
of intimacy to the flattened virtual field, and opening up
music and video to the fourth dimension, Insertsilence have
produced a subtle new template for interactive art."
From 'The 2nd Seoul International Media Art Bienalle Catalog',
by curator Michael Jacob Cohen.
Pitaru, born 1974
Originally trained as a musician, Amit
Pitaru writes software to facilitate his work and research
in the fields of audio-visual art, print and interaction/usability
design. For the past two years, he has been collaborating
with illustrator and printmaker James Paterson, on an interactive
function combining drawing, sound, and video. Under the name
of InsertSilence, their projects (such as Bjork's Pagan
Poetry, Delight for Diesel, and 222 for Sony PlayStation)
have been exhibited in venues such as the Design Museum, London,
the Pompidou Center, Paris, the Sundance Film Festival, and
the Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art. The recipient of several
awards, including Ars Electronica and Sundance Online Nomination
for 2003, Pitaru has also served as a judge on numerous prestigious
award panels. He currently teaches at the Pratt Institute,
New York, and the Interactive Telecommunications Program at
New York University.