April 24, 2007
Peter Baldes: Hypertemporality Animations

Peter Baldes

It’s rare I post on straight net.art, art for web browsers, as thats not what my research is about but then again it’s rare I stumble accross something as beautifully simple as Peter Baldes work and the advantages that can give.

Using only animated gifs, simple html and the browsers feature of progressive downloading (downloading content from top to bottom, left to right, see image above left) Peter manages to create some work which is without a doubt net.art but the type that a painter might create. He seems to have quite a few references, obvious ones such as post Abstract Expressionism painting, Mark Rothko (colour field), Sol LeWitt, Frank Stella (image below right) etc. but also references within web culture, use of webcams, codecs, digital video and the visual result they give, surveillance etc.

Here are a selection of works on Peter’s site which I particularily liked:
newer circles (image above), 123005_1, 123005_2 (image below left), #14 (image below right), Table Experiment, prosthetic leg, once around the block 3 (image bottom left), Motion Studies 2 (image bottom right) and websitesasgraphs.

The images here don’t do the works justice so do click through to watch them. Once the works have fully loaded in your browser don’t forget to reload them to see them animate completely differently (second time around they are cached so will play almost in sync).

Peter Baldes

Peter Baldes

    Posted by: Garrett @ 11:53 am

    2 Comments / Pings about “Peter Baldes: Hypertemporality Animations”

    1. Tom Condit (TRIPLEGEM) Says:
      April 25th, 2007 at 1:24 am

      I thought the one that looks like an eye looking at a sunset illustrates one of my songs which is why I’m leaving this comment. The title of the song is “Trip West” I see the eye as me looking towards the sunset. Great Stuff!!!

      Comment by Tom Condit (TRIPLEGEM) — April 25, 2007 @ 1:24 am

    2. Garrett Says:
      April 25th, 2007 at 5:44 pm

      Actually, correction I was thinking of a Frank Stella painting (one of this series http://www.llesd.k12.ca.us/jgregori/stella3.jpg) when I wrote Sol LeWitt but there are quite a few LeWitt works which use striking colours in circular (or near circular) shapes.

      Comment by Garrett — April 25, 2007 @ 5:44 pm

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