The Reader is large six foot data visualization sculpture of the artist Stanza wearing a hoodie reading a book. Created from a 3D scan of the artistâ€™s body and built with layers of perspex, wires and lights, the sculpture becomes a pulsing algorithmic heartbeat of living data- in this case, the data is every book published since 1952.
It is made with custom digital software and hardware generating live events inside the sculpture.Â The data body acts to reposition a future view of ourselves when embedded technologies will become part of our everyday lives. The artwork explores new ways of thinking about life, the emergence and interaction within public space, and how this affects the socialization of space. The Reader uses open data and new technologies to question audiencesâ€™ experiences of real-time events.
STANZA is an award winning London based artist whose practice includes installations, netart, public art, generative data driven art, paintings and prints. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Tate Britain and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
MARISCHAL COLLEGE & THE ANATOMY ROOMS
Dates: Thursday 8th â€“ Sunday 11th February
Times: 6:30pm – 9:30pm daily (last entry 9:00pm)