02 July 2007

Zoopsia

So I went yesterday to the Getty to see Tim Hawkinson's new exhibit, and I was disappointed. Besides the Uberorgan, which was in the main lobby, the Zoopsia exhibit was only 4 pieces! They were all in a tiny room in the West Pavilion. Of course they were interesting, but there were only 4 pieces! There's been a big ad campaign in LA for this exhibit, including banners on streetlights and stuff, so I was expecting more. Oh well - at least the Uberorgan was very cool.

5 comments:

Laurie said...

i assume this makes sound. what did it sound like?

Alpha said...

I expected color. Were some colorful? Are there other peices that not in the Getty, and if so, I wonder where they are?

Hugo Minor said...

Scroll to the bottom of this page and there's a sound clip. It's really neat because on the side of these big bulbous things there is an enormous reel of "sheet music" that rolls over these light sensors, and they determine the sound and which tube to play out of. It's fantastic, and my hasty description does not justice to the piece.

http://getty.edu/art/exhibitions/hawkinson/

(Sorry, I couldn't get the html hyperlink to work, so you have to copy and paste the link.)

Hugo Minor said...

The organ was all white. As far as I know, this is the complete exhibit, so I don't think there are additional pieces.

Laurie said...

i love that