Shor, Shirley

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Digital access to this material is pending artist's approval. Materials may be viewed onsite at the Goldsen Archive, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, Cornell University.

My work is about the playful vitality of spaces that are defined by movement. A Personal Computer generates real time visuals that are based on a set of simple rules. The rules create new and complex orders. Abstract lines and surfaces in motion create an organic architecture that challenges our perception of space, time and boundaries.


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    2007 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
    Shor, Shirley (2009-03-31T16:08:05Z)
    The Well is a live reflection of our culture. Our is translated into a colorful grid of text and numbers taken from different information sources,and projected inside of a large scale (~10' diameter) well structure filled with water. The text is written from four directions in four different languages; live textual information feeds that are pulled over the Internet from the local news (English written from left to right), paragraphs from the bible (in Hebrew - written from right to left), Japanese Zen stories (in Japanese -write from top to bottom), and real-time numbers from the stocks exchange in NYC (written from bottom to top). This textual grid is generated in real-time by software code and it creates a rich topography of our knowledge and coexistence. It mixes languages, traditions, codes, and direction. It brings to play oppositions of old and new, holy and casual, local and global, organic and technological and brings past, future, and the present together.