Room Portraits by Menno Aden
Through challenging camera angles Menno Aden abstracts most familiar actual living environments and public interiors into flattened two-dimensional scale models. A camera that the artist installed on the ceiling of various rooms takes pictures downwards of the interiors. The resulting images lay out space in symmetrical compositions that look like assemblages stripped off any kind of objectivity. The views into private homes and secret retreats bring up associations of the ubiquitous observation camera. The notion of surveillance is systematically played out by the artist to hint at society’s voyeuristic urge that popular culture has made mainstream.
Holly Herndon - Chorus
Net art music video directed by Akihiko Taniguchi who created 3D models of desktops using software and collections of user-submitted photographs - video embedded below:
You can even view the models of these desktop spaces in your browser at Akihiko’s site here