Still Life with a Curtain — A popular impressionist painting recreated by 3D visualization studios in Bangalore, after being given text descriptions of the painting.
IT Exterior II (oil on linen)
IT Exterior I (Yahoo)
IT Exterior III
Since the early 90s, the city of Bangalore slowly developed into the “Silicon Valley of India” and grew scattered with IT parks. Buildings clad with grey rectangles—aluminium composite panels (used for insulation and the improvement of appearance)—now cover the city, a signature style of technological progress.
Firewall — Aluminium Composite Panel, Aluminium channels, Silicon
Black Box — I interviewed Uber drivers in Bangalore, asking them to describe the company they work for — where they imagine Uber is, what Uber looks like, who runs Uber, etc. I then hired local photo studios to visualize these descriptions using their existing digital image libraries.
Autoportrait — Anonymous online workers paid $.50 each to draw their own portrait. Custom software application combines their drawings in real-time.
Homeward — A portable projector placed on a Roomba plays a looped video from ‘virtual nature walk’ DVDs (that normally play on screens attached to treadmills).
Leonardo — Leonardo, a portrait 'drawing' machine at a mall in Connecticut is made to create a self portrait by my placing a mirror in the booth.
Custom Impressionist Photoshop Pattern Brushes —
Monet, Van Gogh, Pissarro
Download .pat file
Time Travel — Using a video camera, a firewire cable and a laptop, I attempted time travel on a train from Bangalore to Bangarapet. I placed a video camera at the front of a train car, facing out the door. Live video feed was sent from the camera to the laptop, which sat in front of a second door at the back of the train car. When viewing the laptop I was able to see approximately 1/10th of a second into the “future”.
Human Internal Memory Drive — Auction on eBay
of one image’s worth of space in my memory.
Text from auction
I, Tara Kelton, am selling a single image’s worth of space in my brain, where my mind will function as a memory card or hard drive. The winner of this auction will be able to provide me with images that I will store for them - just like with a digital memory card, the purchaser will be able to access the image, rewrite it with a new one, delete it, or transfer it, and will have access to this space in my brain for as long as I am alive.
— When the purchaser wishes to store an image in their memory drive, they present me with an image (either in person or over a digital chat program), allowing me to spend a minimum of one hour with it
— When the purchaser wishes to access the image, I will draw the image for them and this drawing will then be handed / posted to them, depending on their location.
Data Storage Image must be in a 4x6 proportion (landscape or portrait). The image resolution is that of a ball-point pen on a 4”x6” postcard - higher resolution data / finer / colour details will not be stored.
Retrieval Requests for access to the data (image) can be made a maximum of twice per month. Three days time must be allowed for receipt of the image data.
Rewriting is permitted once every three months. There is no limit on the number of times you can rewrite.
Privacy Much like with large corporations who store our data like Amazon, Google and Facebook, your privacy is not guaranteed. The seller of the storage reserves the right to secretly share your data at a future time. And even if the data is deleted, it may still exist somewhere in seller’s memory.
Mirror Image — Every built-in effect in the library of 3D modeling software program Blender.
Interior Design (textile and “fly-through”)
Cell Phone Rubbings
GUIDED TOUR – TAJ MAHAL
Guided Tours — Human camera “handlers” I discovered assisting the Google Maps cameras as they documented popular tourist sites in India. Screen recordings of walking through the sites in Google Maps, following the tour guides
GUIDED TOUR – GATEWAY OF INDIA
Real Street View — Life-size posters of Google Street View images removed from the internet and pasted in same location in the physical world.