[ISEA2016] Artists Statement: Erik Adigard/M-A-D & Chris Salter — Counterpolis

Artists Statement

Animation, 2015, 2’13”, ISEA2016 Hong Kong Open Sky Project Honorable Mention

Counterpolis is a visual and sonic commentary on the urban forces that shape the inhabitants of the 21st century city. Staging a two-minute countdown across the surfaces of the ICC, relationships of exchange, play, movement, stillness, fluidity and friction build into a sonic-visual frenzy embodying our new urban norm. This regime of animated people, spaces and things seems to run on its own logic. Yet, as our bodies navigate the global city, the order that frames this industrious ecology is time; an order that clocks the flows of the metropolis and dates, by the second, the longevity of all things.

  • Erik Adigard des Gautries (1953) is a communication designer, multimedia artist and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. A co-founder of M-A-D, a Berkeley-based design firm. He is a former design contributor to Wired magazine. [source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Adigard]
  • Chris Salter, Concordia University, Montreal, CA.  chrissalter.com