Notion motion, 2005

Notion motion

Posted by ABLA on Dec 23, 2007:

“different moments of perception. take 1: floorboards are sound that work with the waves, take 2: wait, the floorboards ARE controlling the waves, take 3: as others squeak away, all the waves intersect, take 4: others unseen impact the waves from the opposite side, take 5: can you coordinate the movement between the floorboards to get waves to bounce off each other, take 6: all that interact impact the piece”

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27 Comments

  1. Jessica
    Posted September 6, 2007 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Can I go behind it? No one else is. There is dark wall before the mist, blocking my approach. If I can suspend disbelief, I’m in a cave, looking out at the waterfall membrane veiling the entrance.

  2. Doug Mezle
    Posted September 6, 2007 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    It’s a beautiful piece. But part of it seemed broken.

  3. Nossaile Rufalo
    Posted September 6, 2007 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    I really liked this piece. Deceptively simple. Be sure to check out the room behind the screen to see how it works.

  4. carol
    Posted September 8, 2007 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    very awesome exhibits!!!

  5. O. Mitigawa
    Posted September 8, 2007 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    This artpiece provides much pleasure.

  6. Posted September 13, 2007 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    unbelieveable beautiful .. love them all

  7. Posted September 16, 2007 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    this is strangely captivating… I like it

  8. David Littlejohn
    Posted September 17, 2007 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    The most “interactive” work in the show, in that you can alter the rippling-water reflections by stepping on the upraised floorboards. Then you get to go backstage, as it were, and discover how the whole thing was created. Ingenious as well as visually and intellectually captivating.

  9. JDalldorf
    Posted September 29, 2007 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    My daughter and I visited the 5th floor of the SFMOMA today, not sure what to expect. When we left we knew we’d never be the same – that was INCREDIBLE! We went home making plans to bring all the friends we could gather back with us next week…Thank You!

  10. mandy b
    Posted October 7, 2007 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    this was so peaceful and calm I could have straight out cryed. I want to put this in my room right next to my bed.

  11. Claudia
    Posted October 8, 2007 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    At first you feel a little self conscious about jumping around and making noise, but trust me, you will not care once you get into it.

  12. yoya
    Posted October 16, 2007 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    My favourite!!!
    Like going swimimng ….

  13. Leah
    Posted October 20, 2007 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Probably my favorite piece aside from the rainbow and 360ยบ color scrim. On the side with the boards, it’s kind of overwhelming. If you go on the other side of it, you can only hear people moving and you just see the water movement. I actually enjoyed it most from that perspective. I was there on a day when a huge tour of schoolkids were there. They went haywire on the boards and broke them. Now that’s what I call ‘interactive’ art.

  14. Posted October 26, 2007 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Because of the affinity my work has with water, a number of friends suggested I visit this installation. If you go make sure to step behind the curtain and purse your lips and blow….

  15. Posted November 7, 2007 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    I felt as if I were on a ship and I was looking over the edge onto the water.

  16. barry
    Posted December 2, 2007 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    amazingly different in each experiencing. no one bothered to cast his shadow across the wave pool as in this sample photo, and yet it was an fascinating group experiment and experience as people came and went. brilliant.

  17. alfy
    Posted December 2, 2007 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    i made me want to go pee

  18. mystical sister
    Posted December 7, 2007 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous – if you are with someone, take turns blowing on the water and watch the effect.

  19. vera
    Posted December 8, 2007 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    this was a great installation – however i got in trouble when i dipped my finger in the water behind the screen to see the effect. isn’t this supposed to be interactive? isn’t that the point?

  20. chicana
    Posted December 10, 2007 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    absolutely loved it…it was my favorite and not only because I love water. Highly recommend going when there are not overactive adults or children there…

  21. tY
    Posted December 15, 2007 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    So how do I get a job working with cars and ice for two years? I am currently working on freezing my dog and cat. Next year will be my fish. Takk!

  22. ABLA
    Posted December 23, 2007 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    different moments of perception. take 1: floorboards are sound that work with the waves, take 2: wait, the floorboards ARE controlling the waves, take 3: as others squeak away, all the waves intersect, take 4: others unseen impact the waves from the opposite side, take 5: can you coordinate the movement between the floorboards to get waves to bounce off each other, take 6: all that interact impact the piece

  23. Posted December 30, 2007 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    what i loved about this was how simple he made it seem when actually there is a lot of computer engineering involved. who would have known there were millions of sensors attached to the floor to initiate the “realistic” ripple motion.

    FANTASTIC!!!

  24. Anonymous
    Posted January 27, 2008 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Regarding the pool of water…did the artist intend for us to touch it or not? Seems counter-productive, not to mention counter-intuitive, to station a guard there, continuously chiding patrons for trying to put their hands in the water.

  25. Anonymous
    Posted January 28, 2008 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    I was very confused when I saw circular waves come out unexpectedly. It was until later that I figured out there were people on the other side!

  26. dean
    Posted February 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    very catching & simplistic & yet inquisitive.

  27. olive
    Posted February 3, 2008 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    very interactive and fun.
    sometimes the ripples look like snake skin.


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