Thursday, June 21, 2007

Between Materiality and Virtuality

Today I read some inspiring text from 1798:

"Enough of Science and of Art;
Close up those barren leaves;
Come forth, and bring with you a heart,
That watches and receives."
(william wordsworth)

Media artist Paul Sermon used this as his motto for creating a great art piece 10 years ago titled "The Tables Turned" - a witness to new forms of physical communications that are required in the modern world in order to bridge the difference between materiality and virtuality.

I do think that while we embraces technological art with its eye-opening possibilities, we must always remember that they need a heart that shall come forth to watch and to receive.

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