Friday, October 22, 2004

Art & Science

Back from short London trip. The Science Museum was a happy surprise. Very well made exhibition architecture. The depth of information is targeted perhaps bit more to school children, but the interaction in many demonstrations was quite enjoyable for an older kid as well ;-)

Bruce Nauman in Tate Modern was a powerful experience. The website's simulation is nice sound play from the same material, but the soundscape in the huge hall cannot be simulated. The effect what happens in the middle of the speaker pair was astonishing: The sound moved from one side actually inside your head when approaching the exact center. And the complexity of sounds mixing in space was ear-opening example of the power of sound taking over a large space. Regarding the retrospective content, read the curator's introduction.