Julian Oliver | 3 min | Germany | 2012
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Six imaginary interactions in a courtyard which were then ‘completed’ using digital sculptural elements I inserted into the video stream. The outcome was then exhibited in a large-format, HD video projection in a room immediately adjacent to the courtyard.
This video was part of a group show called “Exhibition III”, at Berlin’s MMX gallery. Rather than bringing an existing project to the show I decided to work with the site directly. On my first visit to MMX I became immediately fascinated with the textures and details of the gallery’s internal (and somewhat rundown) courtyard.
Big thanks to Mikael Brain for his help with all the hand-held camera shots.
Julian Oliver is a New Zealander, artist and Critical Engineer based in Berlin. His projects and the occasional paper have been presented at many museums, international electronic-art events and conferences, including the Tate Modern, Transmediale, Ars Electronica, FILE and the Japan Media Arts Festival. Julian’s work has received several awards, most notably a Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica 2011 for the project Newstweek.
Julian has given numerous workshops and master classes in software art, creative hacking, data forensics, computer networking, object-oriented programming for artists, augmented reality, virtual architecture, artistic game-development, information visualisation, UNIX/Linux and open source development practices worldwide. He is a long-time advocate of the use of free software in artistic production, distribution and education.