|Spam Architecture at Seoul Museum of Art
Alex Dragulescu's Spam Architecture and Spam Plants digital print series were selected to be exhibited at the Seoul Museum of Art during the 2006 International Media Art Biennale in Seoul, South Korea (http://www.mediacityseoul.or.kr/en_index.html). A DVD recording of a live VJ performance is also part of the program. Part of the performance was generated using Brecht, a VJ tool written in Java and OpenGL that uses SQL (Structured Query Language) queries and Java code to trigger and mutate live visuals -- text and images stored in a MySQL database.
An unique feature of Brecht is the command shell which is superimposed over the visuals generated live from junk data. Queries and code typed in real-time, logs of server transactions and syntax errors transcend their textual form and become narrative gestures. The process of navigating the database becomes transparent, contrasting the way databases exist today: an ubiquitous, yet hidden cultural form.
For more images and information on Dragulescu's research projects, visit http://www.sq.ro
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