artfuture cubed demo

Douglas Edric Stanley


As usual, all the interresting journalists at ZeroOne were bloggers (i.e. all the interresting journalists weren’t journalists). Among them was Alexa from Art Future, who just uploaded this video she took during the festival. You can check it out here, or over at her YouTube account where she has a few other videos taken during the festival [link]. If you want more info on this system, check out the information on the following link: Cubed.

Soooooooo my demo is a little cheesy, and as usual I stutter a bit, wave my arms about a lot, and repeat myself repeat myself — but it gives you pretty much the A-Z pitch I recycled throughout the week. So now I can so now I can just point people to the video (thanks Alexa ;-). There was also another blogger who shot a longer walkthrough of the entire installation. So as soon as he gets that online I‘ll link to it here. Apparently his will be a video podcast with a lot of interviews from the show.

Update: Lise from Arborescence just told me that they have programmed a similar Rubik’s cube performance system for this year’s festival by Artificiel, although it apprently doesn’t use the full cube as a sequencer. This probably makes it more interresting musically, but also a whole lot easier to compose/program, so less interresting conceptually. It’s always frustrating to see such similar work, but we don’t live in an artistic bubble, and ideas like this tend to appear in groups. Ho hum, I’ll try not to worry about it. I released mine in May 2005, they did their performance in May 2006 (take that!), but when you think about it Toshio Iwai was introducing these ideas way back in the early 90’s. So he’s the real master. Whatever the case, I figured it would only be a matter of time before someone else tried something like this. Here are some pictures of their premiere at Mutek : link. Different configuration, same idea, and theirs does look pretty cool.